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The Citadel BulldogsWestern Carolina Catamounts
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Ramsey Center

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD16-13

Ramsey Center will host Catamounts vs. Bulldogs action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season, the Catamounts are 16-13 overall and 10-7-2 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 9-20 and 5-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Carolina boasts a 7-10-1 on the OU, and The Citadel is 11-6-1.

View The Citadel vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Catamounts in this one, they're listed as 10.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Catamounts, most recently No. 140 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 279 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-62 victory for the Catamounts.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Carolina's No. 155 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 229 at 69.7 PPG. The Catamounts have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, The Citadel owns the country's No. 269-rated mark, allowing 74.9 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 79 in scoring at home.

The Citadel was a 65-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Southern. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The Citadel got 17 points from Mike Groselle but lost anyway, 65-53, to Georgia Southern on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 70-66 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 4-point favorite. Western Carolina got 20 points from Harouna Mutombo en route to a 70-66 victory over UNC Greensboro on Monday at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After playing Georgia Southern are 0-10
After a loss are 1-9

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of The Citadel's last 6 games on the road
The Citadel is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against The Citadel
Western Carolina is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
The Citadel at Appalachian State, Saturday, February 26
Western Carolina home to College of Charleston, Saturday, February 26

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