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Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Samford and Furman on Thursday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Samford Bulldogs betting line as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-12 and 10-10 ATS Samford Bulldogs will face the 13-10 Furman Paladins, who own a 7-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Samford Bulldogs are 9-11 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Furman Paladins are 8-6.

The Bulldogs - Paladins odds would favor the Paladins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Samford is rated No. 256 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 44.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Samford's No. 145-ranked offense, averaging 73.13 PPG, against a Paladins defense that ranks No. 21 at 63.91 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.84% so far, more than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.46% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Paladins got 21 points from Stephen Croone as Furman ran past East Tennessee State 74-70 on Saturday at Timmons Arena.

Samford got 17 points from Darius Jones-Gibson but lost anyway, 85-70, to Mercer on Monday at Pete Hanna Center.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Furman is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Furman is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Samford
  • Furman is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Samford
  • Samford is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Samford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Samford's last 7 games
  • Samford is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Furman

Next Betting Matchups

Furman at Chattanooga, Saturday, February 6th
Samford at Wofford, Saturday, February 6th