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Alcorn State Braves host Samford Bulldogs in college basketball action

Samford BulldogsAlcorn State Braves
Nov 22, 4:30 PM | Alico Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Alcorn State Braves Odds


The Alcorn State Braves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Samford Bulldogs at Alico Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The game is being played at Alico Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Braves sit at 1-4 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 1-4 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Alcorn State is 0-0 OU, and Samford is 0-0 OU.

View Samford vs Alcorn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 282-rated Samford taking on the No. 294-rated Braves in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 61-56 win for the Braves on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Alcorn State's No. 218-rated squad against Samford's No. 303-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Alcorn State rates No. 305 in the country with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.6 per match.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Alcorn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was an 82-69 loser in its last match on the road against Toledo. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Clide Geffrard, Jr. scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 82-69 to Toledo at Alico Arena on Wednesday).

Alcorn State was a 50-48 loser in its last match on the road against Florida Gulf Coast. Alcorn State suffered a 50-48 loss against Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Anthony Evans in a losing effort at Alico Arena.

Next up:
Samford home to Texas-Arlington, Saturday, November 24
Alcorn State at Mississippi State, Tuesday, November 27