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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Samford Bulldogs Preview

Samford BulldogsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Samford Bulldogs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of Samford hit the hard court against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers are 9-11 so far on the season, and 10-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 7-14 and 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Appalachian State go 8-7 and the Bulldogs go 7-7 on the totals.

View Samford vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Appalachian State sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 189 (Mountaineers) and the No. 291 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-65 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 288 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.1 per game. That compares with Appalachian State’s No. 173 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Appalachian State is college basketball's No. 69-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 9 with 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was a 68-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Samford suffered a 68-52 loss against College of Charleston on Monday, getting 11 points from Tyler Hood in a losing effort at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were an 81-66 winner as they battled Elon at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Jamaal Trice scored 20 points leading the Mountaineers to an 81-66 victory over Elon at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wofford are 2-3
After playing College of Charleston are 3-4
After a loss are 3-7

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 6-4
After playing Elon are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Samford is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 5 games
Appalachian State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
Appalachian State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Samford at Wofford, Saturday, February 4
Appalachian State home to College of Charleston, Saturday, February 4