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College Basketball Matchup - The Citadel Bulldogs Samford Bulldogs Odds Preview

Samford BulldogsThe Citadel Bulldogs
Jan 12, 7:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Samford Bulldogs vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds

4-12TEAM RECORD3-10

The The Citadel Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Samford Bulldogs on Saturday when the teams tip off at McAlister Field House in college betting action.

The Citadel will face the 4-12 Bulldogs, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 3-3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 3-3-1 favoring the OVER.

View Samford vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 344-rated Samford taking on the No. 345-rated Bulldogs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 57-55 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up The Citadel's No. 270 nationally ranked offense (63.3 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 235 at 69.2 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was a 62-57 winner in its last match on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. Samford got 15 points from Raijon Kelly en route to a 62-57 victory over College of Charleston on Thursday at TD Arena.

The Citadel was a 70-65 loser in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Citadel got 20 points from Matt Van Scyoc but lost anyway, 70-65, to Chattanooga on Thursday at McAlister Field House.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Western Carolina are 3-5
After playing College of Charleston are 4-4
After a win are 2-8

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing College of Charleston are 5-5
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Bulldogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Samford is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The Citadel is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
The Citadel is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home
The Citadel is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Samford home to Western Carolina, Thursday, January 17
The Citadel home to College of Charleston, Monday, January 14