The Samford Bulldogs (3-3) will be at home in the Pete Hanna Center when they take on the Troy Trojans (1-4). Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Troy Trojans vs. Samford Bulldogs Odds Preview
In the Trojans’ last contest, they fell to the Texas A&M Aggies, 56-52. With 20 points on 8-for-19 shooting, Darian Adams was the game’s leading scorer. Texas A&M did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (17-23; 73.9 percent). Troy, meanwhile, held the Aggies to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.5 (below their season average of 28.8).
The Bulldogs hope to keep it rolling after beating the Manhattan Jaspers in their last outing, 70-57. With 17 points on 3-for-5 shooting, Josh Sharkey was the top scorer from either team. The Bulldogs knocked down 21 of their 27 free throws (77.8 percent) and held the Jaspers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.408 (below the 0.467 mark opponents have averaged against Samford this season).
Opposite paces will be on display in this battle. Samford ranks 41st in possessions per game (72.6) while Troy is 142nd (70.0) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Troy at Samford ATS Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Samford, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Trojans rank 158th in assists allowed per game (13.1) while the Bulldogs rank 241st (14.4).
Samford ranks 72nd in steals per game (7.2) while Troy ranks 144th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
Troy ranks 105th in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while Samford ranks 326th in three pointers allowed per game (28.2).
The Bulldogs average 38.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. The Trojans rank 249th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
Troy ranks fourth in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Samford ranks 109th (3.1).