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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Wildcats over Bulldogs

Davidson WildcatsSamford Bulldogs
11-11February 06, 2014, 08:00 | Pete Hanna Center10-14

The Samford Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting Davidson Wildcats Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulldogs currently sports a 10-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Wildcats are 12-11 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 8-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 11-9 against the number.

View Davidson Wildcats vs Samford Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Samford in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 253-rated Bulldogs and the No. 11-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Davidson, they were a 62-43 winner as they battled The Citadel at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 21.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 62-43 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from De'Mon Brooks at Belk Arena.

Samford won its last outing, a 76-68 result against Furman on February 3. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 76-68 win over the Paladins on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Raijon Kelly at Timmons Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 180-rated offensive output, at 69.38 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 218 allowing on average 74.57 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.58% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Davidson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Samford is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Samford's last 9 games
Samford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Davidson home to Furman, Saturday, February 8th
Samford at Chattanooga, Saturday, February 8th