(NCAAB) Samford vs. Wofford, 01/12/2022 7:00 PM, Score: 64 - 87
Point Spread: -9.00 | -105.00 Wofford (Home)
Result: Win
10* Wofford (7:00 ET): For those that even bother to dig “this deep” into the College Basketball card, there may be some sense of surprise that a 9-7 team is favored by so many points against an 11-4 team. But, with this number, oddsmakers are basically telling you what they think of Wofford and Samford and I agree that the disparity is wide. Wofford will be going for their ninth straight head to head win in this SoCon rivalry. The previous eight have been by an average of 10 points, which is what the line is currently (as of this writing).

Safe to say that Samford won’t be able to match the performance they turned in for the last game. Facing one of the weaker teams in the league (Western Carolina), the Bulldogs shot 50% from the field while allowing just 33.9% en route to an 85-60 blowout. It was their largest MOV all season, even more than the two times they faced a non-DI foe. BUT, this is a team that has an incredible FIVE wins by two points or less. Two of those were against “power conference” teams (Ole Miss, Oregon St), but I believe tonight’s game will more closely resemble the Bulldogs’ recent trip to Furman, where they lost by 32 points.

Wofford probably feels like they “let one get away” as on Monday they lost 58-54 to UNC Greensboro. The Terriers had a 10-point halftime lead (on the road) after holding UNCG to just 18 points! But the 2H was completely different as they were outscored 40-24. It was a game Wofford led most of the way. They are now just 1-3 SU in conference play (despite being favored all four times), so look for tonight to be a “statement” game of sorts. At home, the Terriers are averaging 81.7 PPG, but perhaps more telling is that they shoot 51.0% from the field. Samford is shooting just 40.7% on the road. Lay the points. 10* Wofford