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Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins Betting Preview

Furman PaladinsSamford Bulldogs
March 2, 6:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD11-18

The Furman Paladins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Samford at U.S. Cellular Arena on Friday in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Southern Tournament. The game is being played at U.S. Cellular Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Paladins have watched them go 14-15 and 12-12 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 11-18 and 12-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 11-11, while the Paladins have a 9-15 mark.

View Furman vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 272-rated Bulldogs and the No. 212-ranked Paladins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-63 result in favor of the Paladins.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 196 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Samford’s No. 278 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Samford is college basketball's No. 18-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 111 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Furman was a 67-52 loser on the road against Wofford. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Furman got 14 points from Bryson Barnes but lost anyway, 67-52, to Wofford on Saturday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Samford lost its last outing, an 86-78 result against Chattanooga on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 21 points from Raijon Kelly, but it was Chattanooga that prevailed in an 86-78 final on Saturday at McKenzie Arena.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
After playing Wofford are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Paladins at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 6 games when playing Furman
Samford is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Furman
Samford is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Furman