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Marquette Golden Eagles battle vs Samford Bulldogs highlights college basketball odds menu

Samford BulldogsMarquette Golden Eagles
5-8December 28, 2013, 02:00 | Bradley Center7-5

Samford pays a visit to Marquette on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bradley Center.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Eagles are 6-4 ATS. Samford is 2-2 against the total, while Marquette is 5-4 versus the number.

View Samford Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Samford before tip-off in this one found them as 23.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 326-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Samford won its last outing, a 75-58 result against Jacksonville on December 20. Tim Williams scored 25 points for Samford on Friday, leading the Bulldogs to a 75-58 win over Jacksonville at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Marquette was a 75-68 loser in its last match on the road against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles endured a 75-68 loss at the hands of the Lobos on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jake Thomas at MGM Grand.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marquette's No. 32-rated squad against Samford's No. 219-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marquette rates No. 225 in the country with 4.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 166 nationally with 5.54 per match.

A few Bulldogs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Samford is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Samford is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Marquette is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Marquette is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Marquette is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Samford home to Presbyterian, Monday, December 30th
Marquette at Creighton, Tuesday, December 31st