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UNC Greensboro SpartansSamford Bulldogs
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

9-15TEAM RECORD9-14

The Samford Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting UNC Greensboro Spartans Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 11-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 9-7 ATS. UNC Greensboro is 11-9-2 against the total, while Samford is 8-8 versus the number.

View UNC Greensboro vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bulldogs as 4.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 275 (Bulldogs) and the No. 288 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-61 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 125 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with Samford’s No. 285 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Samford is the No. 16-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while UNC Greensboro rates No. 111 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 336-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.9 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Greensboro lost its last outing, a 93-85 result against Furman on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Trevis Simpson went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Furman handed UNC Greensboro a 93-85 defeat at Timmons Arena.

Samford won its last outing, a 66-61 result against Wofford on February 4. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Bulldogs grabbed a 66-61 win over the Terriers on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Raijon Kelly at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chattanooga are 6-4
After playing Furman are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Elon are 4-3
After playing Wofford are 2-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Spartans at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Samford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Samford is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 6 games
Samford is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
UNC Greensboro at Chattanooga, Saturday, February 11
Samford home to Elon, Saturday, February 11

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