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Georgia Southern Eagles vs The Citadel Bulldogs Preview

The Citadel BulldogsGeorgia Southern Eagles
4-18January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse8-12

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of The Citadel hit the hard court against the Eagles of Georgia Southern.

The Eagles sit at 8-12 (4-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 4-18 (6-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Georgia Southern is 6-5 OU, and The Citadel is 5-6-1 OU.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 255 and the Bulldogs at No. 336 heading into this contest.

Last time out for The Citadel, they were a 78-60 loser as they battled Western Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. The Citadel got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Matt Van Scyoc in a losing cause in their 78-60 loss to Western Carolina on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Southern's No. 107 nationally ranked offense (73.48 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 229 at 75.91 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 43.61% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (42.73% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Eagles 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 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Georgia Southern
The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
The Citadel at Davidson, Saturday, February 1st
Georgia Southern at UNC Greensboro, Saturday, February 1st