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The Citadel Samford Betting Preview

Samford BulldogsThe Citadel Bulldogs
11-17February 24, 2014, 07:05 | McAlister Field House4-25

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Bulldogs of Samford hit the hard court against the Bulldogs of The Citadel.

The Citadel battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 11-17 mark (9-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-11 for the Bulldogs and 11-8 for the Bulldogs.

View Samford Bulldogs vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Citadel opened as 3-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.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 341 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 256.

Samford lost its last outing, an 86-69 result against Elon on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Samford got 22 points from Tim Williams but lost anyway, 86-69, to Elon on Saturday at Alumni Gym.

The Citadel lost its last outing, a 70-52 result against Western Carolina on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 16 points from Ashton Moore, but it was Western Carolina that prevailed in a 70-52 final on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and The Citadel has the nation's No. 221-rated offensive output, at 65.97 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 240 allowing on average 77.07 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 42.08% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.44% per game.

Next up:
Samford home to Appalachian State, Thursday, February 27th
The Citadel at Georgia Southern, Saturday, March 1st