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Samford Bulldogs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Preview

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Jan 5, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Samford Bulldogs Odds


Samford looks to cover the Bulldogs-Mountaineers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 3-9 mark when they host Appalachian State in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs bring a 3-9 record (2-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-7 Mountaineers, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Samford go 3-2 so far and the Mountaineers go 3-4.

View Appalachian State vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mountaineers are listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 312-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 231-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-64 win for the Mountaineers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Samford's No. 286-rated squad against Appalachian State's No. 157-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Samford rates No. 9 in the country with 9.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 66 nationally with 7.6 per match.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Appalachian State was an 84-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Miami and falling by an 84-54 score at BankUnited Center.

In their last action, Samford was a 75-63 loser on the road against Maryland. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Tyler Hood scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 75-63 to Maryland at Comcast Center on Saturday).

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chattanooga are 7-3
After playing Miami are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing The Citadel are 2-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Appalachian State
Samford is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
Samford is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Appalachian State at Chattanooga, Saturday, January 7
Samford at The Citadel, Saturday, January 7