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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Eagles

Samford BulldogsGeorgia Southern Eagles
6-10January 04, 2014, 02:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse6-8

Samford travels to Georgia Southern on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-10 record with a victory over the Eagles.

This season, the Eagles are 6-8 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Bulldogs are 6-10 and 3-5 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Southern boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Samford is 3-3.

View Samford Bulldogs vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Eagles as -7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 308 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 341.

Last time out for Samford, they were a 71-61 loser as they battled Wofford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 22 points from Tyler Hood, but it was Wofford that prevailed in a 71-61 final on Thursday at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for Georgia Southern, they were a 69-63 loser as they battled Campbell on the road. Georgia Southern suffered a 69-63 loss against Campbell on Monday, getting 18 points from Tre Bussey in a losing effort at Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Southern's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 74.93 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 233 at 76.88 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 43.95% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.72% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Eagles trends to consider:
Samford is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Samford is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Samford is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Georgia Southern
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Georgia Southern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Samford
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford

Next up:
Samford at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 9th
Georgia Southern at Western Carolina, Saturday, January 11th