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NCAAB Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Mountaineers at Appalachian State

The Citadel BulldogsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Feb 26, 2:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers will hit the floor running against the visiting The Citadel Bulldogs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 10-20 and 6-13 ATS on the year, while the Mountaineers are at 14-14 and 9-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 9-9-2, while the Bulldogs have a 11-7-1 mark.

View The Citadel vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 9-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 197 and the Bulldogs at No. 279 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-65 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Appalachian State has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 74.1 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 219 allowing on average 69.4 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

The Citadel was a 70-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs. The Citadel got 21 points from Cameron Wells en route to a 70-62 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Appalachian State was an 85-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against College of Charleston. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Donald Sims went off for 32 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Appalachian State to an 85-70 win over College of Charleston on Thursday at Holmes Convocation Center.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Western Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Bulldogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
The Citadel is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The Citadel is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Appalachian State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Appalachian State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against The Citadel
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing The Citadel
Appalachian State is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing The Citadel