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Samford Bulldogs vs South Alabama Jaguars College Basketball Betting Preview

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to improve on a 6-4 record on Friday when they host the Samford Bulldogs in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Mitchell Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the South Alabama Jaguars in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Samford Bulldogs vs South Alabama Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 6-4 and 3-4 ATS South Alabama Jaguars will face the 6-3 Samford Bulldogs, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the South Alabama Jaguars are 2-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Samford Bulldogs are 2-2.

This game puts the South Alabama Jaguars, most recently No. 162 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Samford Bulldogs, who rate No. 180 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Samford is ranked No. 52 in NCAA basketball at 40.29 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama's No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Samford rates No. 97 at 8.11 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 18 points from Wyatt Walker as Samford ran past Miles College 92-73 on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

South Alabama suffered a 87-78 loss against Stetson on Saturday, getting 16 points from Don MuepoKelly in a losing effort at Edmunds Center.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Samford is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Alabama
  • South Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • South Alabama is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • South Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford

Next Betting Matchups

Samford at Florida State, Monday, December 19th
South Alabama at Spring Hill, Monday, December 19th