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Texas Longhorns Favored by -17.5 Point Spread Against the Samford Bulldogs on Friday

The Texas Longhorns will hit the floor running against the away Samford Bulldogs Friday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Texas Longhorns to cover the point spread in this one found them as -17.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Samford Bulldogs vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns are 3-3 so far on the season, and 1-4 ATS vs the number. The Samford Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas go 3-2 and the Samford Bulldogs go 2-4 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 126-rated Texas Longhorns and the No. 207-ranked Samford Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Samford is ranked No. 158 in NCAA basketball at 37.38 per game. Contrast that with Texas's No. 133 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas is the No. 108-ranked team in the country at 7.33 per game, while Samford rates No. 212 at 5.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Samford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Samford is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Samford is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Samford at Florida A&M, Saturday, December 12th
Texas at Texas-San Antonio, Tuesday, December 8th