NCAA hoops odds preview - The Citadel vs. Presbyterian
The Citadel Bulldogs vs Presbyterian Blue Hose Odds
The Citadel pays a visit to Presbyterian on Saturday, hoping to send the Blue Hose to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Furman Pinson Arena.
Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 7-19 and 9-10-2 ATS on the year, while the Blue Hose are at 7-21 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Hose are 0-0, while the Bulldogs have a 11-8-1 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blue Hose as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Hose sit at No. 336 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 347 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Hose will win this game 59-58.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 328 in NCAA hoops at 30.1 per game. Contrast that with Presbyterian’s No. 341 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Presbyterian is the No. 190-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while The Citadel rates No. 202 at 5.9 per game.
Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. Presbyterian, meanwhile, comes in at No. 242 nationally in scoring at home.
The Citadel was an 80-77 winner in its last match on the road against Appalachian State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Citadel earned an 80-77 victory over Appalachian State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Matt Van Scyoc at Holmes Convocation Center.
In their last action, Presbyterian was a 72-54 loser on the road against Charleston Southern. Joshua Clyburn scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hose to a win (they lost 72-54 to Charleston Southern at CSU Field House on Tuesday).
The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Furman are 4-6
After playing Appalachian State are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Bulldogs at Blue Hose trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The Citadel home to Furman, Thursday, February 28
Presbyterian at UNC Asheville, Wednesday, February 27