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Samford Appalachian State Betting Preview

Appalachian State MountaineersSamford Bulldogs
8-19February 27, 2014, 08:00 | Pete Hanna Center11-18

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Mountaineers of Appalachian State hit the hard court against the Bulldogs of Samford.

The Bulldogs bring a 11-18 record (9-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-19 Mountaineers, who are 6-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Samford go 12-8 so far and the Mountaineers go 6-13.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Samford Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game matches up the No. 256 (Bulldogs) and the No. 150 (Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 68-53 loser on the road against Furman. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State suffered a 68-53 loss against Furman on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tommy Spagnolo in a losing effort at Timmons Arena.

Samford lost its last outing, an 81-71 result against The Citadel on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs endured an 81-71 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Monday, despite a 24-point effort from Isaiah Williams at McAlister Field House.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Samford's No. 231-rated squad against Appalachian State's No. 76-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Samford rates No. 210 in the country with 5.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 186 nationally with 5.41 per match.

A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 6 games
Appalachian State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Samford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Samford's last 7 games
Samford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State at Chattanooga, Saturday, March 1st
Samford at Western Carolina, Saturday, March 1st