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Samford BulldogsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Feb 28, 7:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Samford Bulldogs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD12-15

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will be trying to slam the Samford Bulldogs on Thursday when the teams tip off at Holmes Convocation Center in college betting action.

The Mountaineers sport records of 12-15 and 14-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 11-18 and 16-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-14 for the Mountaineers and 7-12-1 for the Bulldogs.

View Samford vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 319-rated Samford taking on the No. 240-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-63 win for the Mountaineers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Appalachian State's No. 122-rated squad against Samford's No. 343-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Appalachian State rates No. 143 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 124 nationally with 6.6 per match.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Samford, they were a 75-71 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Samford got 25 points from Raijon Kelly en route to a 75-71 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

Appalachian State was an 80-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Appalachian State got 13 points from Mike Neal but lost anyway, 80-77, to The Citadel on Wednesday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Carolina are 4-5
After playing UNC Greensboro are 4-5
After a win are 4-6

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chattanooga are 6-4
After playing The Citadel are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Samford's last 7 games on the road
Samford is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games at home
Appalachian State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Appalachian State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Samford

Next up:
Samford at Western Carolina, Saturday, March 2
Appalachian State home to Chattanooga, Saturday, March 2