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College Basketball Matchup - Samford Bulldogs Furman Paladins Odds Preview

Furman PaladinsSamford Bulldogs
6-10January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Pete Hanna Center6-12

Samford looks to cover the Bulldogs-Paladins pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-12 mark when they host Furman in college basketball wagering action.

The Paladins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-6 ATS. Furman is 2-4 on the totals; Samford is 5-3.

View Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bulldogs as -5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 345 and the Paladins at No. 350 heading into this contest.

Furman was a 73-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Davidson. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Stephen Croone scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 73-56 to Davidson at Timmons Arena on Thursday).

Samford lost its last outing, a 90-81 result against Chattanooga on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Samford got 15 points from Isaiah Williams but lost anyway, 90-81, to Chattanooga on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Samford's No. 194 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Paladins defense that sits as the No. 215 at 74.88 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 46.76% from the field, more than the Paladins have managed so far this season (44.41% on average).

A few Paladins at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Furman is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Furman is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Furman is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Samford
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Samford is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Samford is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Furman
Samford is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Furman

Next up:
Furman at Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 16th
Samford at Western Carolina, Saturday, January 18th