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NCAA hoops odds preview - The Citadel vs. Elon

The Citadel BulldogsElon Phoenix
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gym

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Elon Phoenix Odds

4-18TEAM RECORD11-10

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of The Citadel hit the hard court against the Phoenix of Elon.

The Phoenix sit at 11-10 (8-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 4-18 (7-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Elon is 9-9 OU, and The Citadel is 9-8 OU.

View The Citadel vs Elon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting The Citadel before tip-off in this one will find them as 10.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Phoenix, most recently No. 153 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 325 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-62 victory for the Phoenix.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Elon has the nation's No. 143-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 317 allowing on average 74.9 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, The Citadel owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 80.7 points per game on the highway. Elon, on the other hand, rates No. 69 in scoring at home.

In their last action, The Citadel was an 82-71 loser on the road against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured an 82-71 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Mike Groselle at Greensboro Coliseum.

Elon was a 99-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against College of Charleston. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Lucas Troutman went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Elon over College of Charleston, 99-98, on Thursday at Alumni Gym.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Davidson are 5-5
After playing UNC Greensboro are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of The Citadel's last 6 games on the road
The Citadel is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Elon
The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games
Elon is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Elon is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing The Citadel
Elon is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against The Citadel

Next up:
The Citadel home to Davidson, Thursday, February 9
Elon home to Appalachian State, Monday, February 6