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Samford Bulldogs visit The Citadel Bulldogs in NCAAB hoops battle

Samford BulldogsThe Citadel Bulldogs
Jan 7, 7:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Samford Bulldogs vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the The Citadel vs Samford battle Saturday at McAlister Field House as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs bring a 3-11 record (3-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-10 Bulldogs, who are 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed The Citadel go 6-3 so far and the Bulldogs go 3-3.

View Samford vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 1-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 303 and the Bulldogs at No. 312 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-61 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 292 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with The Citadel’s No. 227 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where The Citadel is college basketball's No. 177-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 9 with 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was a 68-63 loser in its last match at home against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 68-63 loss at the hands of the Mountaineers on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Drew Windler at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for The Citadel, they were a 77-45 loser as they battled Furman on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Citadel was run off the court by the Paladins on Thursday as Furman routed them 77-45 at Timmons Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia Southern are 1-3
After playing Appalachian State are 3-3
After a loss are 2-8

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Elon are 5-5
After playing Furman are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Samford is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The Citadel is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 6 games when playing Samford
The Citadel is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The Citadel is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Samford at Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 12
The Citadel home to Elon, Thursday, January 12