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The Citadel Appalachian State Betting Preview

Appalachian State MountaineersThe Citadel Bulldogs
5-13January 23, 2014, 07:05 | McAlister Field House4-15

A key college battle sees the visiting Appalachian State Mountaineers travelling to The Citadel Thursday to take on the Bulldogs.

Supporters of the Mountaineers have watched them go 5-13 and 3-7 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 4-16 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 4-5-1, while the Mountaineers have a 3-7 mark.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Citadel opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 342-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 292-rated Mountaineers in this matchup.

Appalachian State won its last outing, an 81-68 result against Georgia Southern on January 18. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Appalachian State got 17 points from Tab Hamilton en route to an 81-68 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

The Citadel lost its last outing, a 74-71 result against Furman on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Ashton Moore scored 25 points for The Citadel on Saturday, but the Paladins managed a 74-71 victory over the Bulldogs at McAlister Field House.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits The Citadel's No. 183-ranked offense, averaging 69.75 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 212 at 74.61 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.51% per game.

A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games
Appalachian State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing The Citadel
The Citadel is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The Citadel is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 30th
The Citadel at Western Carolina, Saturday, January 25th