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Samford Bulldogs vs Austin Peay Governors Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsSamford Bulldogs
4-4December 07, 2013, 01:00 | Pete Hanna Center3-7

The Samford Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Austin Peay Governors at Pete Hanna Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Governors will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS. Austin Peay is 3-2 on the totals; Samford is 2-1.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Samford Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Samford Bulldogs as 0-point in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 330-rated Austin Peay taking on the No. 307-rated Bulldogs in this contest.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, an 80-74 result against East Tennessee State on December 4. Travis Betran scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Governors to a win (they lost 80-74 to East Tennessee State at Winfield Dunn Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Samford was an 89-73 loser at home against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Samford got 20 points from Tim Williams but lost anyway, 89-73, to Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday at Pete Hanna Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Governors is ranked No. 200 in NCAA hoops at 33.75 per game. Contrast that with Samford’s No. 234 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Samford is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Austin Peay rates No. 193 at 5 per game.

A few Governors at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Austin Peay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Austin Peay is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Austin Peay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Samford
Samford is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Samford is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Austin Peay
Samford is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Austin Peay

Next up:
Austin Peay home to Liberty, Saturday, December 14th
Samford at Florida Gulf Coast, Saturday, December 14th