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Appalachian State favored by 4 against The Citadel on Wednesday

Appalachian State MountaineersThe Citadel Bulldogs
Feb 22, 7:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD5-22

Appalachian State travels to The Citadel on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-15 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Citadel will face the 12-15 Mountaineers, who own a 13-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 11-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mountaineers are 13-9 favoring the OVER.

View Appalachian State vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, The Citadel sat as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 321 and the Mountaineers at No. 174 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-61 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features The Citadel's No. 235-ranked scoring average of 65.2 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense rated No. 243 and allowing 69.8 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, less than the Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (44% per game).

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 76-64 winner at home against Winthrop. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Appalachian State got 15 points from Omar Carter en route to a 76-64 victory over Winthrop on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

The Citadel was a 48-46 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Chattanooga. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Lawrence Miller scored 15 points leading the Bulldogs to a 48-46 victory over Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena on Saturday.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Carolina are 3-7
After playing Winthrop are 2-2
After a win are 2-8

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against The Citadel
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against The Citadel
The total has gone OVER in 5 of The Citadel's last 7 games when playing Appalachian State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of The Citadel's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 6 games at home
The Citadel is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State at Western Carolina, Saturday, February 25
The Citadel home to College of Charleston, Saturday, February 25

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