The Samford Bulldogs (4-9) are expected to extend a four-game losing streak when they visit the Furman Paladins (12-7) as 15.5-point underdogs at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Timmons Arena. The contest airs on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at 150.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 17, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulldogs (+15.5)

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (14.5 points) is slightly less than the 15.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Paladins, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (150.5)

The model’s predicted total (151.0 points) and the DraftKings set total (150.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Furman 83, Samford 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Paladins have an average implied point total of 79.7 this season, which is 3.3 points lower than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (83).
  • Furman will aim to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (83) for the eighth time this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Bulldogs (81.4) is 13.4 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (68).
  • Samford has totaled more than 68 points in nine games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Furman and Samford Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 15.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Paladins 7-9 2-0 8-7-1
Bulldogs 4-8 0-0 4-7-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Western Carolina Win 88-70 2/13/2021 VMI Loss 85-56
2/10/2021 UNC Greensboro Loss 64-58 2/10/2021 Mercer Loss 77-70
2/8/2021 UNC Greensboro Win 68-49 2/8/2021 Mercer Loss 89-82
2/6/2021 Wofford Loss 75-67 1/20/2021 Chattanooga Loss 70-64
1/30/2021 Western Carolina Win 75-69 1/18/2021 Western Carolina Win 82-78

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