Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Bulldogs face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at Pete Hanna Center in Homewood, AL. The over/under for this game is set at 157 points, and the Bulldogs are the home favorites against the Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: South Carolina State Bulldogs +16.5

This game will be played at Pete Hanna Center at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Samford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -16.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Win at Homewood?

Heading into their third game of the season, South Carolina State currently holds a 1-1 record. So far this season, the Bulldogs have played all road games. As of today’s game, South Carolina State has a 1-1 record against the spread. In their previous three games, the team holds a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring margin of -14.

In two games, South Carolina State comes in with an over/under mark of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 156 points per game. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 68 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the South Carolina State offense tallied 87 points in a matchup against North Florida. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they made 5 threes. Leading South Carolina State in scoring vs. North Florida was Omer Croskey with his 21 points. Mitchel Taylor also added 17 points for the Bulldogs.

On the defensive side, South Carolina State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 76.7 points per game. The South Carolina State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed North Florida to connect on 5 threes.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes at Home?

Samford comes into their 3rd game of the season with a record of 0-2. In their previous three home games, which includes last year, Samford has gone 1-2. As of now, Samford’s against the spread record is 0-2 leading up to today’s game. Before their first home game this season, Samford had a 6-7 record vs. the spread at home last year.

Samford’s games have, on average, featured 141.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147.2 points so far. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Samford offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against VCU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 34.8%, and they made 8 threes. Jermaine Marshall led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 20 points. Additionally, A.J. Staton Mccray chipped in with 16 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Samford defense is giving up an average of 75.0 points per contest. In today’s game, the Samford defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 75 points.