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Samford Bulldogs take on Terrapins in college basketball test

Samford BulldogsMaryland Terrapins
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Comcast Center

Samford Bulldogs vs Maryland Terrapins Odds


The Samford Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Terrapins in Maryland at Comcast Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Terrapins sport records of 8-3 and 2-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 3-8 and 1-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3-1 for the Terrapins and 2-2 for the Bulldogs.

View Samford vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Maryland in this one will find them as 14.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 267-ranked Terrapins and the No. 302-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-64 win for the Terrapins on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Maryland's No. 165-ranked scoring average of 68.8 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 254 and allowing 70.7 PPG. The Terrapins FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (44.2% per game).

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Samford, they were a 74-58 loser as they battled Sam Houston State on the road. Brandon Hayman scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 74-58 to Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Wednesday).

Last time out for Maryland, they were an 83-72 winner as they battled Albany at home. Terrell Stoglin scored 22 points leading the Terrapins to an 83-72 victory over Albany at Comcast Center on Wednesday.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-2
Before playing Appalachian State are 3-3
After a loss are 2-8

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Terrapins trends to consider:
Samford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Samford home to Appalachian State, Thursday, January 5
Maryland home to Cornell, Tuesday, January 3