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Davidson WildcatsThe Citadel Bulldogs
Feb 9, 7:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Davidson Wildcats vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds


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

This season, the Bulldogs are 4-19 overall and 8-10 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 18-5 and 12-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, The Citadel boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Davidson is 13-8.

View Davidson vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with The Citadel in this one will find them as 17-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 325-rated Bulldogs and the No. 73-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-63 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits The Citadel's No. 215-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 204 at 67.9 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 207-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

Davidson won its last outing, a 76-54 result against Wofford on February 6. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Davidson cruised to victory on Monday, running Wofford out of the gym and running up a 76-54 score at Belk Arena.

The Citadel lost its last outing, a 71-66 result against Elon on February 4. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Bulldogs endured a 71-66 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Lawrence Miller at Alumni Gym.

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing College of Charleston are 8-2
After playing Wofford are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia Southern are 2-8
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against The Citadel
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Davidson's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of The Citadel's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of The Citadel's last 8 games
The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The Citadel is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games when playing Davidson

Next up:
Davidson at College of Charleston, Saturday, February 11
The Citadel home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 11