Friday's contest at Pete Hanna Center has the Samford Bulldogs (1-2) matching up with the South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-1) at 7:30 PM ET (on November 17). Our computer prediction projects a lopsided 85-64 win as our model heavily favors Samford.

According to our computer prediction, Samford projects to cover the 20.5-point spread in its matchup versus South Carolina State. The over/under is listed at 157.5, and the two sides are projected to go under that total.

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Samford vs. South Carolina State Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Venue: Pete Hanna Center
  • Line: Samford -20.5
  • Point Total: 157.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Samford -5000, South Carolina State +1400

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Samford vs. South Carolina State Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Samford 85, South Carolina State 64

Spread & Total Prediction for Samford vs. South Carolina State

  • Pick ATS: Samford (-20.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (157.5)

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Samford Performance Insights

  • Last year, Samford was 28th in the nation offensively (78.7 points scored per game) and 227th defensively (71.6 points conceded).
  • The Samford Bulldogs collected 32.5 rebounds per game and conceded 29.5 boards last year, ranking 126th and 82nd, respectively, in the country.
  • Last season Samford was ranked 289th in the nation in assists with 11.7 per game.
  • The Samford Bulldogs made 9.1 3-pointers per game and shot 35.3% from beyond the arc last year, ranking 30th and 108th, respectively, in the country.
  • Defensively, Samford was 16th-worst in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 9.0 last season. And it was 22nd-worst in 3-point percentage allowed at 36.7%.
  • Last year, Samford attempted 55.2% of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 44.8% from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 65.1% of Samford's buckets were 2-pointers, and 34.9% were 3-pointers.

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