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Furman Paladins vs The Citadel Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

Furman Paladins will go to the free throw line vs The Citadel Bulldogs on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-9 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Furman Paladins opened as -7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Furman Paladins vs The Citadel Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Furman Paladins will look to cover the spread vs the The Citadel Bulldogs on Saturday, as the Paladins are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 5-4 ATS. Furman is 6-3 against the total, while The Citadel is 6-3 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 295 (The Citadel) and the No. 105 (Furman) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features The Citadel's No. 1-ranked scoring average of 89.71 PPG, against a Furman Paladins defense rated No. 19 and allowing 62.94 PPG. The The Citadel Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.46% to date this season, more than the Furman Paladins shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Paladins wasted a 27-point performance from Stephen Croone in losing to Mercer 69-65 on Thursday at Hawkins Arena.

Derrick Henry scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 86-83 to Wofford at McAlister Field House on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games
  • Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Furman is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing The Citadel
  • The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Furman
  • The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Furman

Next Betting Matchups

Furman home to Wofford, Saturday, January 23rd
The Citadel at Western Carolina, Thursday, January 21st

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