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Tennessee favored by 20.5 against The Citadel on Thursday

The Citadel BulldogsTennessee Volunteers
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

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The Volunteers will try to cover the spread at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the The Citadel Bulldogs in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Volunteers are 5-4 ATS. The Citadel is 5-2 on the totals; Tennessee is 4-4-1.

View The Citadel vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Volunteers in this one, they're listed as 20.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 216 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 280 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Volunteers will win this game 78-66.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 76.1 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 321 at 76.5 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.8 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, The Citadel was a 70-58 loser on the road against Denver. They covered the 22–point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 70-58 loss at the hands of the Pioneers on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Mike Groselle at Magness Arena.

Tennessee won its last outing, a 66-63 result against East Tennessee State on December 23. The Volunteers grabbed a 66-63 win over the Buccaneers on Friday, behind a 13-point effort from Cameron Tatum at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Chattanooga are 2-1
After playing East Tennessee State are 4-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Volunteers trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
The Citadel home to Virginias-Wise, Monday, January 2
Tennessee home to Chattanooga, Monday, January 2

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