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College baskeball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Spartans

UNC Greensboro SpartansSamford Bulldogs
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for UNC Greensboro when they take on the Samford Bulldogs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bulldogs sit at 10-18 (15-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spartans are currently 8-18 (8-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Samford is 6-12-1 OU, and UNC Greensboro is 5-14 OU.

View UNC Greensboro vs Samford Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 319 and the Spartans sitting at No. 209. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-63 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 307-rated offensive output, at 61.1 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 318 allowing on average 73.7 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Greensboro owns the country's No. 320-rated mark, allowing 76.8 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 317 in scoring at home.

UNC Greensboro was a 94-68 winner in its last match on the road against Chattanooga. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Spartans and Moccasins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chattanooga was handed a 94-68 defeat on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

In their last action, Samford was a 63-62 loser at home against Elon. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Clide Geffrard, Jr. scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 63-62 to Elon at Pete Hanna Center on Thursday).

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Southern are 7-3
After playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 4-5
After playing Elon are 2-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spartans at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Samford is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 5 games
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Samford is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
UNC Greensboro home to Georgia Southern, Wednesday, February 27
Samford at Appalachian State, Thursday, February 28