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Elon Phoenix vs The Citadel Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

The Citadel BulldogsElon Phoenix
4-13January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym8-8



The The Citadel Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Phoenix in Elon at Alumni Gym on Saturday in college basketball action.

Elon battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 4-13 mark (4-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-8 for the Phoenix and 3-3-1 for the Bulldogs.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game puts the Phoenix, most recently No. 268 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 341 in the latest survey.

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The Citadel lost its last outing, a 79-75 result against Wofford on January 9. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. The Bulldogs endured a 79-75 loss at the hands of the Terriers on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Matt Van Scyoc at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Elon won its last outing, a 75-66 result against Appalachian State on January 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Phoenix grabbed a 75-66 win over the Mountaineers on Monday, behind a 16-point effort from Ryley Beaumont at Alumni Gym.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Elon has the nation's No. 60-rated offensive output, at 77.69 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 223 allowing on average 76.06 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 48.82% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.36% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Phoenix trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Elon
The Citadel is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Elon
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing The Citadel
Elon is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against The Citadel
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against The Citadel


Next up:
The Citadel at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 16th
Elon at Davidson, Thursday, January 16th

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