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Furman Samford Betting Preview

Samford BulldogsFurman Paladins
March 4, 7:00 PM | McKenzie Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Samford when they take on the Paladins on Friday in college hoops betting action.

This game is part of the Southern Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (McKenzie Arena).

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 4-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Paladins are 13-9 ATS. Samford is 8-9 on the totals; Furman is 12-9-1.

View Samford vs Furman Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Paladins as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Paladins sit at No. 142 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 326 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Paladins will win this game 71-60.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Furman's No. 142 nationally ranked offense (69.9 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 151 at 67 PPG. The Paladins have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Furman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 66 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford lost its last outing, a 77-72 result against Chattanooga on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Samford got 14 points from Josh Bedwell but lost anyway, 77-72, to Chattanooga on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

Furman lost its last outing, a 79-65 result against Wofford on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Paladins endured a 79-65 loss at the hands of the Terriers on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Darryl Evans at Timmons Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Chattanooga are 4-5
After a loss are 2-8

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Wofford are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Paladins trends to consider:
Furman is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
Furman is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games when playing Samford
Furman is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games