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Davidson Wildcats vs Samford Bulldogs Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 31, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Davidson Wildcats Odds


Belk Arena will host Davidson Wildcats vs. Samford Bulldogs action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Wildcats bring a 13-7 record (8-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-13 Bulldogs, who are 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Davidson go 7-11 so far and the Bulldogs go 3-7-1.

View Samford vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 20.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 134 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 340 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 74-60.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Davidson's No. 223-rated squad against Samford's No. 342-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Davidson rates No. 33 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 141 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 208-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford lost its last outing, a 66-64 result against UNC Greensboro on January 24. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Samford got 19 points from Tim Williams but lost anyway, 66-64, to UNC Greensboro on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Last time out for Davidson, they were a 79-56 winner as they battled Appalachian State on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Davidson cruised to victory on Saturday, running Appalachian State out of the gym and running up a 79-56 score at Holmes Convocation Center.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-3
Before playing Elon are 4-4
After playing UNC Greensboro are 4-4
After a loss are 3-7

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-1
Before playing Wofford are 8-2
After playing Appalachian State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Samford is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Davidson is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Davidson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford
Davidson is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Samford at Elon, Saturday, February 2
Davidson at Wofford, Saturday, February 2