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UNC Greensboro Spartans host Samford Bulldogs in college basketball action

Samford BulldogsUNC Greensboro Spartans
Jan 22, 2:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Samford Bulldogs vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds


Samford pays a visit to UNC Greensboro on Sunday, hoping to send the Spartans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 8-9 ATS. Samford is 6-4 on the totals; UNC Greensboro is 7-8-2.

View Samford vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, UNC Greensboro sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans sit at No. 319 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 311 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 66-59.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Greensboro's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (66.6 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 261 at 70.7 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 39.1% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Samford owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. UNC Greensboro, on the other hand, rates No. 207 in scoring at home.

Samford was an 86-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Elon. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Samford got 25 points from Tyler Hood en route to an 86-80 victory over Elon on Thursday at Alumni Gym.

UNC Greensboro was an 81-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chattanooga. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Derrell Armstrong scored 29 points for UNC Greensboro on Thursday, leading the Spartans to an 81-72 win over Chattanooga at Greensboro Coliseum.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia Southern are 1-4
After playing Elon are 2-4
After a win are 4-6

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Appalachian State are 2-8
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
Samford is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford
UNC Greensboro is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Samford home to Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 26
UNC Greensboro home to Appalachian State, Thursday, January 26