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Point spread favors Pioneers in battle with Bulldogs

The Citadel BulldogsDenver Pioneers
Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Magness Arena

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Denver Pioneers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Denver and The Citadel on Thursday, with the host Pioneers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Pioneers are 7-2 ATS. The Citadel is 4-2 on the totals; Denver is 6-3.

View The Citadel vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 22.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pioneers, most recently No. 180 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 234 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-62 victory for the Pioneers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 344-rated squad against The Citadel's No. 157-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 42 in the country with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 149 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, The Citadel owns the country's No. 327-rated mark, allowing 83 points per game on the highway. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 257 in scoring at home.

Last time out for The Citadel, they were a 67-49 loser as they battled James Madison on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point underdog. The Citadel got 11 points from Mike Groselle but lost anyway, 67-49, to James Madison on Monday at JMU Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 57-46 winner as they battled Wyoming at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Pioneers grabbed a 57-46 win over the Cowboys on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Chase Hallam at Magness Arena.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee are 0-1
After playing James Madison are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Troy are 4-3
After playing Wyoming are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Pioneers trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
The Citadel at Tennessee, Thursday, December 29
Denver home to Troy, Thursday, December 29

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