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Furman Paladins take on Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Samford Bulldogs will look to improve on a 11-4 record on Thursday when they host the Furman Paladins in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Pete Hanna Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Samford Bulldogs were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs are 11-4 so far on the season, and 6-2 ATS vs the number. The Furman Paladins, meanwhile, are 9-6 and 4-1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Samford go 4-4 and the Furman Paladins go 4-2 on betting totals.

The Samford Bulldogs sit at No. 136 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Furman Paladins sit at No. 119 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 99-rated offensive output, at 77.27 PPG. The visiting Furman Paladins defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 63.93 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.68% so far, less than the Samford Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Devin Sibley scored 23 points leading the Paladins to a 71-69 victory over Mercer at Timmons Arena on Monday.

Demetrius Dyson scored 15 points leading the Bulldogs to a 70-65 victory over Western Carolina at Ramsey Center on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Furman is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Furman is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Samford
  • Furman is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Samford
  • Samford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Samford is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Samford is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Furman
  • Samford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Furman

Next Betting Matchups

Furman at Chattanooga, Saturday, January 7th
Samford at Wofford, Saturday, January 7th