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Samford Bulldogs take on Phoenix in college basketball test

Samford BulldogsElon Phoenix
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gym

Samford Bulldogs vs Elon Phoenix Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Samford when they take on the Phoenix on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 4-12 and 4-5 ATS on the year, while the Phoenix are at 8-8 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 5-8, while the Bulldogs have a 5-4 mark.

View Samford vs Elon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 7.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Phoenix rated this week at No. 104 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 311. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 66-63 result in favor of the Phoenix.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 286 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Elon’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Elon is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Samford rates No. 10 at 8.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Samford owns the country's No. 194-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Elon, on the other hand, rates No. 163 in scoring at home.

Samford was an 81-70 winner in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Samford got 25 points from Drew Windler en route to an 81-70 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

Elon lost its last outing, a 63-44 result against College of Charleston on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Elon got 9 points from Lucas Troutman but lost anyway, 63-44, to College of Charleston on Saturday at Carolina First Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-1
After playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Phoenix trends to consider:
Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Elon's last 7 games
Elon is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Elon is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Samford
Elon is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford

Next up:
Samford at UNC Greensboro, Sunday, January 22
Elon home to Chattanooga, Saturday, January 21