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The Citadel Bulldogs vs Catamounts College Hoops Game Preview

The Citadel BulldogsWestern Carolina Catamounts
4-24February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Ramsey Center15-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for The Citadel when they take on the Western Carolina Catamounts on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 4-24 and 9-12 ATS on the year, while the Catamounts are at 15-12 and 8-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 9-12, while the Bulldogs have a 8-10 mark.

View The Citadel Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting The Citadel before tip-off in this one found them as 15-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 51-ranked Catamounts and the No. 340-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

Last time out for The Citadel, they were an 83-76 loser as they battled Davidson at home. They covered in the match as a 17-point underdog. The Citadel got 35 points from Ashton Moore en route to an 83-76 loss at the hands of The Citadel on Monday at McAlister Field House.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 74-61 winner as they battled Appalachian State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. James Sinclair scored 17 points leading the Catamounts to a 74-61 victory over Appalachian State at Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 207 in NCAA hoops at 33.14 per game. Contrast that with Western Carolina’s No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Carolina is the No. 40-ranked team in the country at 7.64 per game, while The Citadel rates No. 126 at 6.11 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Catamounts trends to consider:
The Citadel is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The Citadel is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
The Citadel home to Samford, Monday, February 24th
Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Thursday, February 27th