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The Citadel Bulldogs take on Cornhuskers in NCAA basketball test

The Citadel BulldogsNebraska Cornhuskers
4-8December 21, 2013, 08:30 | Pinnacle Bank Arena7-3

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the The Citadel Bulldogs at Pinnacle Bank Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 5-4 ATS. The Citadel is 1-2 on the totals; Nebraska is 5-4.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Nebraska in this one found them as -23-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 56 (Cornhuskers) and the No. 340 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

The Citadel was a 79-68 winner in its last match at home against Brevard. The Citadel got 22 points from Marshall Harris III en route to a 79-68 victory over Brevard on Wednesday at McAlister Field House.

Nebraska was a 79-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas State. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Shavon Shields scored 15 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 79-67 victory over Arkansas State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 154 nationally ranked offense (73 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 214 at 75.58 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 44.22% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (42.56% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
The Citadel home to College of Charleston, Sunday, December 29th
Nebraska at Cincinnati, Saturday, December 28th