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Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins in college hoops odds

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

Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD11-18

The Samford Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Furman Paladins at U.S. Cellular Arena on Friday in NCAAB play.

It's a game in the Southern Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at U.S. Cellular Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Bulldogs sport records of 11-18 and 12-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Paladins have 14-15 and 12-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-11 for the Bulldogs and 9-15 for the Paladins.

View Furman vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bulldogs in this one, they're listed as 1-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 272 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Paladins, who rate No. 212 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-63 victory for the Paladins.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Samford's No. 216-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Paladins defense that ranks No. 116 at 64.9 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Furman owns the country's No. 61-rated mark, allowing 64.8 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 215 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