2023-24 Samford Men’s Basketball: Odds To Make NCAA Tournament, Win Title

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

Among SoCon teams, the Samford Bulldogs (25-5) (+50000) are the favorites to win the 2023-24 college basketball national championship, and they have the 83rd-ranked odds among all NCAA squads. Next on the docket is a home game against the Citadel Bulldogs at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 2.

In its previous game, Samford lost to Wofford on Wednesday, 91-69. Riley Allenspach scored a team-high 12 points (and added two assists and five boards).

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Samford NCAA Championship Odds

  • National championship odds (current): +50000

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Samford Strength of Schedule, Tournament Resume

  • Based on our predictions, the Bulldogs are facing the 225th-ranked schedule in Division I in terms of toughness.
  • For the remainder of 2023-24, Samford meets one team with a record not as good as its own, and none currently above .500.
  • There are one game remaining on the Bulldogs’ schedule in 2023-24, and none are against teams currently residing in the Top 25.
  • In its best win of the season, which took place on December 16, Samford took down the Belmont Bruins (No. 92 in the RPI) by a score of 99-93.
  • Samford has tied for the 45th-most Quadrant 2 victories in the country according to the RPI (three).
  • According to the RPI, the Bulldogs have nine wins over Quadrant 3 teams, tied for the third-most in the nation.
  • Samford has tied for the 45th-most Quadrant 4 wins in the country according to the RPI (11).

Samford Season Stats and Insights

  • The Bulldogs’ +370 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 12.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 86.7 points per game (fourth in college basketball) while allowing 74.4 per outing (259th in college basketball).
  • The Bulldogs knock down 10.1 three-pointers per game (13th in college basketball), 2.4 more than their opponents (7.7). They are shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc (fifth-best in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 34.6%.
  • Samford ranks 121st in college basketball by averaging 252.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 68th in college basketball, allowing 216.3 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Bulldogs win the turnover battle by 1.9 per game, committing 12.7 (305th in college basketball) while their opponents average 14.6.

Samford Leading Performers

  • The Bulldogs points and rebounds leader is Achor Achor. He averages 15.0 points per game and pulls down 5.8 rebounds.
  • The team is led in assists by Rylan Jones’ 4.8 per game.
  • Jones hits 1.6 threes per game to lead the Bulldogs.
  • A.J. Staton-McCray leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Achor collects 1.8 blocks a game to pace Samford.

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