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Furman favored by -6.5 against The Citadel on Saturday

The Citadel BulldogsFurman Paladins
4-22February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Timmons Arena7-17

The Furman Paladins host The Citadel on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-17 mark against the 4-22 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Timmons Arena.

The Paladins sport a record of 7-17 and 6-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 4-22 and 8-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Paladins and 6-9-1 for the Bulldogs.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins Odds and Stats.

Furman opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Paladins sit at No. 333 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 342 on the same chart.

In their last action, Furman was an 83-75 loser on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Furman got 27 points from Stephen Croone on the way to an 83-75 loss against Western Carolina on Monday at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Furman's No. 223-ranked scoring average of 66.21 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 219 and allowing 74.85 PPG. The Paladins FG% has averaged 44.71% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (42.39% per game).

A few Bulldogs at Paladins trends to consider:
The Citadel is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games
The Citadel is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Furman's last 7 games
Furman is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Furman is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing The Citadel

Next up:
The Citadel home to Davidson, Monday, February 17th
Furman at Wofford, Thursday, February 20th