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Paladins face The Citadel Bulldogs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Furman PaladinsThe Citadel Bulldogs
Jan 28, 7:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Furman Paladins vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between The Citadel and Furman on Saturday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Citadel battles the Paladins, currently sitting with a 10-10 mark (8-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Bulldogs and 6-9 for the Paladins.

View Furman vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Citadel opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Paladins odds would favor the Paladins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. The Citadel is rated No. 325 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 217. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-59 win for the Paladins.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 188 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with The Citadel’s No. 270 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where The Citadel is college basketball's No. 208-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 118 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 207 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Furman was a 69-63 winner on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Furman earned a 69-63 victory over College of Charleston on Thursday, getting 15 points from Brandon Sebirumbi at Carolina First Arena.

The Citadel lost its last outing, a 62-55 result against Wofford on January 26. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Citadel suffered a 62-55 loss against Wofford on Thursday, getting 14 points from Bo Holston in a losing effort at McAlister Field House.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Davidson are 5-5
After playing College of Charleston are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 4-6
After playing Wofford are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Paladins at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Furman is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against The Citadel
Furman is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games
The Citadel is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home
The Citadel is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Furman
The Citadel is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Furman

Next up:
Furman home to Davidson, Wednesday, February 1
The Citadel at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, February 2