Betting on today’s Paladins and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPNU. The odds for this Southern conference game currently have Samford as the -1.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152.5 points.

FURMAN PALADINS VS SAMFORD BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Samford Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center at 4:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE SAMFORD BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Samford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Furman Stun the Crowd at Harrah’s Cherokee Center?

After losing to Mercer by a score of 82-75, Furman has now lost two games in a row. Their record on the season is 17-15, and they are 10-8 in Southern Conference play. On the road, the Paladins have gone just 3-11 this season, and their average scoring margin is -3.7 points per game.

As the underdog, Furman is 0-9 this season, and they have gone 14-5 when favored. So far, they have played 19 games as the favorite. For the year, they have gone 7-7 in non-conference games compared to 10-8 in Southern Conference action.

As the underdog, Furman has gone 3-6 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-10 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Furman’s games this season (155.3). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 158 points scored.

Coming off their recent game, the Furman offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Mercer. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.2%, and they made 9 threes. JP Pegues led the scoring for the Paladins, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Pjay Smith Jr. chipped in with 17 points.

Facing Samford, Furman aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.7 points allowed per game (263rd). So far, the Furman defense is giving up an average of 8.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (571st).

Will the Bulldogs Win at Harrah’s Cherokee Center?

Samford is 16-0 at home this season and has won 10 straight at home. They are 21-2 when favored and 27-5 overall. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.8 compared to +2.6 on the road.

Last game, the Bulldogs beat Mercer 70-57. They have won two straight games and have gone 5-0 in their last five home games. So far this season, they are 16-3 in Southern Conference games.

As the favorite, Samford has gone 14-9 vs. the spread this season and has an overall ATS record of 17-12. Their home ATS mark is 10-6 and they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Samford’s games this season (155.6). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their latest game, Samford offense put up 70 points against Mercer. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45% and made 10 threes. One area that the Samford offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 97th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 228th in the country at 74.0 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Samford defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Mercer knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 57 points.