UNC Greensboro Spartans vs The Citadel Bulldogs Preview
The Citadel Bulldogs vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds
The visiting The Citadel Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Greensboro Coliseum against the UNC Greensboro Spartans.
UNC Greensboro battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 3-2 mark (1-0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Spartans and 1-0 for the Bulldogs.
Bettors looking to side with UNC Greensboro in this one found them as 9-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans sit at No. 27 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 118 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 84-71.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 210 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 43 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 24-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while The Citadel rates No. 98 at 7 per game.
Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.
The Citadel lost its last outing, a 74-61 result against Radford on November 24. The Bulldogs got 12 points from Ashton Moore, but it was Radford that prevailed in a 74-61 final on Saturday at McAlister Field House.
UNC Greensboro was a 90-79 loser in its last match at home against North Carolina A&T. UNC Greensboro got 22 points from Kayel Locke but lost anyway, 90-79, to North Carolina A&T on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum.
The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Charleston Southern are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing North Carolina A&T are 2-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
The Citadel is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against The Citadel
UNC Greensboro is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing The Citadel
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The Citadel at Charleston Southern, Tuesday, December 4
UNC Greensboro at James Madison, Sunday, December 16