Furman Paladins vs. Samford Bulldogs: 2/17/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The Samford Bulldogs (4-9) will look to break a four-game losing streak when they visit the Furman Paladins (12-7) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Timmons Arena as big, 15.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 150.5.

Betting Information

Furman vs Samford Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Furman -15.5 -110 -110 150.5 -112 -110 -1935 946

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Computer picks for Furman vs Samford
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Samford (+15.5) Over (150.5) Furman 83 Samford 68

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Total Facts

  • In 47.4% of their opportunities this year (nine of 19 chances), the Paladins and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 150.5 points.
  • Samford and its opponents have combined to score at least 150.5 points in 53.8% of their games this year (seven of 13 chances).
  • The Paladins and the Bulldogs combine to average 4.5 more points per game than the total of 150.5 set for this game.
  • The Paladins and the Bulldogs have seen their opponents average a combined 3.5 less points per game than the point total of 150.5 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Paladins games this year is 1.7 fewer points than the total of 150.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Bulldogs this season is 2.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Furman Betting Information

  • The Paladins have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-9 record.
  • The Paladins have posted a winning record of 2-0 against the spread when the spread is -15.5 or bigger.
  • Furman has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 8 of 16 games for a 50% rate.

Samford Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a losing record against the spread, going 4-8 ATS (covering only 33.3% of the time).
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 4 of 12 (33.3%).

Head to Head

Furman vs Samford (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2020 Furman -11.5 153.5 -791 +530 Regular Season 86-71 FURMAN
1/22/2020 Furman -16.5 150.5 -2356 +1030 Regular Season 101-78 FURMAN
2/28/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-81 FURMAN
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-73 SAMF

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Furman Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Paladins this season is Mike Bothwell, who averages 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.
  • Clay Mounce is Furman’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.5 per game, while Alex Hunter is its best passer, averaging 3.9 assists in each contest.
  • Hunter provides the most three-point shooting production for the Paladins. He makes 2.4 threes per game.
  • Bothwell is the Paladins leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Jalen Slawson leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Samford Leaders

  • Myron Gordon is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to his statistics.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in rebounds is Christian Guess with 9.0 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Richardson Maitre with 3.1 per game.
  • A.J. Staton-McCray is the top shooter from deep for the Bulldogs, hitting 1.5 threes per game.
  • Staton-McCray (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Samford while Jacob Tryon (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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