College of Charleston Cougars host The Citadel Bulldogs in college basketball action
The Citadel Bulldogs vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds
The College of Charleston Cougars will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the The Citadel Bulldogs at TD Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Cougars sport records of 12-7 and 8-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 4-13 and 3-7-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Cougars and 5-5-1 for the Bulldogs.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, College of Charleston sat as 19-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 135 and the Bulldogs at No. 346 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-55 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 310 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.1 per game. That compares with College of Charleston’s No. 118 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where College of Charleston is college basketball's No. 178-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 167 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.4 points per game. College of Charleston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, The Citadel was a 70-55 winner on the road against Georgia Southern. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Matt Van Scyoc scored 21 points leading the Bulldogs to a 70-55 victory over Georgia Southern at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Last time out for College of Charleston, they were a 77-68 loser as they battled Davidson on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Cougars got 18 points from Andrew Lawrence, but it was Davidson that prevailed in a 77-68 final on Saturday at Belk Arena.
The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Elon are 5-5
After playing Georgia Southern are 1-9
After a win are 2-8
College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Wofford are 6-4
After playing Davidson are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against College of Charle
The Citadel is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing The Citadel
College of Charleston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against The Citadel
The total has gone OVER in 5 of College of Charleston's last 6 games when playing The Citadel
College of Charleston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The Citadel home to Elon, Saturday, January 26
College of Charleston at Wofford, Saturday, January 26