NCAA hoops odds preview - The Citadel vs. St. Bonaventure

The Citadel BulldogsSt. Bonaventure Bonnies
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | Reilly Center

The Citadel Bulldogs vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between St. Bonaventure and The Citadel on Wednesday, with the host Bonnies trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bonnies bring a 6-3 record (4-3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Bulldogs, who are 1-1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Bonaventure go 4-2 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-1.

View The Citadel vs St Bonaventure Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bonnies as 20-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bonnies, most recently No. 174 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 325 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-67 victory for the Bonnies.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Bonaventure's No. 181-rated squad against The Citadel's No. 255-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Bonaventure rates No. 131 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 135 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.3 points per game. St. Bonaventure, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

The Citadel was a 71-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gardner-Webb. The Bulldogs endured a 71-58 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Dylen Setzekorn at Paul Porter Arena.

In their last action, St. Bonaventure was an 87-53 winner at home against Cleveland State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bonnies and Vikings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland State was handed an 87-53 defeat on Saturday at Reilly Center.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Georgia Tech are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8

St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing North Carolina State are 1-0
After playing Cleveland State are 5-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Bonnies trends to consider:
The Citadel is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Bonaventure is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
The Citadel at Georgia Tech, Saturday, December 22
St. Bonaventure at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 22

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