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Southern Tournament - Furman Paladins take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test

Furman PaladinsSamford Bulldogs
March 8, 2:00 PM | US Cellular Center

Furman Paladins vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Furman when they take on the Samford Bulldogs on Friday in college hoops betting action.

This game is part of the Southern Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (US Cellular Center).

The Paladins will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 8-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 18-8-1 ATS. Furman is 10-12 against the total, while Samford is 8-13-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Samford in this one found them as 9-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 311-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 343-rated Paladins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 60-54 win for the Bulldogs on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 306 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.4 per game. That compares with Samford’s No. 339 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Samford is college basketball's No. 143-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 162 with 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Furman owns the country's No. 199-rated mark, allowing 70.7 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 307 in scoring at home.

Furman lost its last outing, a 74-50 result against College of Charleston on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog. Furman was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by College of Charleston and falling by a 74-50 score at Timmons Arena.

Last time out for Samford, they were a 56-54 loser as they battled Western Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Samford got 13 points from Raijon Kelly but lost anyway, 56-54, to Western Carolina on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing College of Charleston are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Western Carolina are 3-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Paladins at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Samford's last 7 games
Samford is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Samford is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Furman
Samford is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Furman