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Tennessee-Martin Samford Betting Preview

Samford BulldogsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Dec 19, 8:00 PM | Skyhawk Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Skyhawk Arena Wednesday as host Tennessee-Martin looks to handle the Samford Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.

The Skyhawks bring a 3-8 record (3-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-10 Bulldogs, who are 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee-Martin go 1-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-2.

View Samford vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Skyhawks, most recently No. 104 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 334 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 61-57 victory for the Skyhawks.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 326 in NCAA hoops at 29.5 per game. Contrast that with Tennessee-Martin’s No. 71 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tennessee-Martin is the No. 180-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Samford rates No. 200 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Samford was a 73-57 loser at home against Sam Houston State. The Bulldogs endured a 73-57 loss at the hands of the Bearkats on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Clide Geffrard, Jr. at Pete Hanna Center.

In their last action, Tennessee-Martin was a 73-51 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They covered the 24.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee-Martin was run off the court by the Billikens on Saturday as Saint Louis routed them 73-51 at Chaifetz Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Sam Houston State are 0-1
After a loss are 2-8

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing SE Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Saint Louis are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Samford
Tennessee-Martin is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Samford at Wisconsin, Saturday, December 29
Tennessee-Martin at SE Missouri State, Saturday, December 29