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College basketball point spread favors Spartans in battle with Bulldogs

The Citadel BulldogsUNC Greensboro Spartans
4-14January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum9-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UNC Greensboro and The Citadel on Thursday, with the host Spartans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Spartans sit at 9-9 (7-5-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 4-14 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNC Greensboro is 5-8 OU, and The Citadel is 3-4-1 OU.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 344-rated The Citadel taking on the No. 209-rated Spartans in this contest.

In their last action, The Citadel was a 74-65 loser on the road against Elon. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. The Citadel got 16 points from Matt Van Scyoc but lost anyway, 74-65, to Elon on Saturday at Alumni Gym.

UNC Greensboro was a 66-60 winner in its last match on the road against Appalachian State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro got 13 points from Nicholas Paulos en route to a 66-60 victory over Appalachian State on Thursday at Holmes Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Greensboro's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 71.17 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 229 at 75.94 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 45.52% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.77% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UNC Greensboro
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing The Citadel
UNC Greensboro is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing The Citadel

Next up:
The Citadel home to Furman, Saturday, January 18th
UNC Greensboro at Davidson, Saturday, January 18th