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NCAAB betting line favors Wildcats over Bulldogs

Davidson WildcatsSamford Bulldogs
Jan 28, 5:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Davidson Wildcats vs Samford Bulldogs Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pete Hanna Center Saturday as host Samford looks to handle the Davidson Wildcats in NCAAB action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 6-13 overall and 6-6 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 15-4 and 9-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Samford boasts a 6-6 on the OU, and Davidson is 12-5.

View Davidson vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Wildcats listed as 12-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 285 (Bulldogs) and the No. 62 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-67 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 221-rated offensive output, at 65.8 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 235 allowing on average 69.3 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Davidson was a 64-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 16 points from J.P. Kuhlman as Davidson ran past Chattanooga 64-63 on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

Last time out for Samford, they were a 57-55 winner as they battled Georgia Southern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 57-55 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Drew Windler at Pete Hanna Center.

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Furman are 7-3
After playing Chattanooga are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 2-5
After playing Georgia Southern are 1-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Davidson's last 12 games on the road
Davidson is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Samford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Samford is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home
Samford is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Davidson at Furman, Wednesday, February 1
Samford home to College of Charleston, Monday, January 30