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Samford Bulldogs Battle vs Western Carolina Catamounts Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Samford Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the away Western Carolina Catamounts Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Samford Bulldogs as -14.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs sit at 14-8 (8-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Carolina Catamounts are currently 7-16 (5-12 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Samford is 9-6 OU, and Western Carolina is 6-11 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 309-rated Western Carolina Catamounts taking on the No. 193-rated Samford Bulldogs in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Samford's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 78.14 PPG, against a Catamounts defense that ranks No. 147 at 72.17 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.85% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.09% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Catamounts endured a 62-47 loss at the hands of the Bears on Monday, despite a 10-point effort from Adam Sledd at Hawkins Arena.

Samford got 18 points from Demetrius Dyson en route to a 69-67 victory over VMI on Saturday at Cameron Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Samford is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Samford is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Samford's last 8 games
  • Samford is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Saturday, February 4th
Samford at UNC Greensboro, Saturday, February 4th