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South Alabama Jaguars Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Samford Bulldogs

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pete Hanna Center Friday as the Samford Bulldogs look to beat the odds vs the South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Samford Bulldogs as -6-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-3 and 7-1 ATS Samford Bulldogs will face the 3-6 South Alabama Jaguars, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Samford Bulldogs are 3-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the South Alabama Jaguars are 2-5.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Samford Bulldogs at No. 198 and the South Alabama Jaguars at No. 208 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and South Alabama is ranked No. 178 in NCAA basketball at 36.44 per game. Contrast that with Samford's No. 187 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Samford is the No. 202-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 159 at 6.33 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Alabama got 20 points from Barrington Stevens III but lost anyway, 57-54, to Southern Miss on Monday at Mitchell Center.

Christen Cunningham scored 18 points leading the Bulldogs to a 86-67 victory over Florida A&M at Teaching Gymnasium on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games on the road
  • Samford is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Samford is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama home to Rice, Tuesday, December 22nd
Samford at Nebraska, Sunday, December 20th