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The Citadel Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Clemson vs The Citadel battle Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Tigers currently sports a 7-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-2 ATS. The Bulldogs are 3-7 and 1-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 2-2 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 25-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Bulldogs odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 122 in the current Odds Shark poll, while The Citadel is at No. 335. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-55 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 274 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Clemson’s No. 197 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Clemson is college basketball's No. 256-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 186 with 6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, The Citadel owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 85.2 points per game on the highway. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 252 in scoring at home.
The Citadel lost its last outing, a 73-41 result against Georgia Tech on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 22-point underdog. The Citadel was run off the court by the Yellow Jackets on Saturday as Georgia Tech routed them 73-41 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Clemson won its last outing, a 77-41 result against South Carolina State on December 23. Clemson cruised to victory on Sunday, running South Carolina State out of the gym and running up a 77-41 score at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 0-10
Before playing Western Carolina are 3-7
After playing Georgia Tech are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing South Carolina State are 7-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Clemson is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The Citadel home to Western Carolina, Saturday, January 5
Clemson home to Florida State, Saturday, January 5