2007-2008 Samford Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Odds

College basketball betting odds on Samford should be interesting to follow in 2007-2008 as the Bulldogs return three starters and some good young talent.

Samford will begin playing in their new $32 million dollar Pete Hanna Center this season. College basketball betting odds will show that Samford is playing their final year in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Next season they move into the Southern Conference.  Basketball betting experts see that Samford returns Travis Peterson, Joe Ross Merritt and Curtis West.  College basketball betting odds experts see that Samford head coach Jimmy Tillette enters his 11th season at the helm of the Bulldogs.

Merritt leads all returning players with 70 career starts, and he averaged 8.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Peterson, Samford's 6-foot-10 center, returns to the team for his senior season as the Bulldogs’ top returning scorer according to college basketball betting odds stats.  A year ago, he averaged 11.3 points per game and paced the squad with five rebounds per game according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Peterson also led the Bulldogs with 36 blocks last season and averaged 2.4 assists per contest according to basketball betting stats.  West is expected to start at either the point guard or No. 2 guard position again this season according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Last year he started in 25 of the team's 31 games and averaged 30.9 minutes per contest and scored six points and 2.5 rebounds per game according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Last season, the combination of Merritt, Peterson and West averaged 26.1 points per game, nearly 45 percent of the team's total output according to basketball betting stats.

Also returning according to college basketball betting odds stats are sophomores Savoy Fraine, Bryan Friday, Jim Griffin and Trey Montgomery.  Griffin averaged 8.5 minutes per game according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Friday averaged 8.1 minutes per contest according to basketball betting stats.  Montgomery is expected to fight for a starting job at either the point guard or No. 2 guard position this season.  Fraine could also get playing time.  Samford will boast the efforts of three talented redshirt freshmen this season according to college basketball betting odds experts.  Gaby Bermudez, Andy King and Matt Robertson will look for playing time.  Three true freshmen will join the Bulldogs in 2007.  Matthew Friday will join his older brother on the team while Josh Bedwell and Josh Davis will look to play according to college basketball betting odds experts. The Bulldogs have advanced to the semifinal round of the league's eight-team championship tournament in each of the previous two years and may have the talent to do so again according to college basketball betting odds experts.