The Citadel vs. Samford Prediction and Odds (Samford Playing for Revenge Against The Citadel)

The Samford Bulldogs are out for revenge after an upset loss to The Citadel Bulldogs tonight.
The Samford Bulldogs are out for revenge after an upset loss to The Citadel Bulldogs tonight. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Citadel Bulldogs are on the road tonight to take on the Samford Bulldogs in a game between two teams in the same conference with the same name.

Totally not confusing.

Samford enters Monday on a four-game win streak and winner of seven of their last four games. Coincidentally, that lone loss was a blowout by The Citadel 107-93 as one-point favorites. The Citadel, on the other hand, has struggled mightily as of late and their game against the Citadel was a high point. The Citadel is on a two-game losing streak and has dropped five of their last seven games. 

Here are the odds for this Southern Conference matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

The Citadel vs. Samford Odds, Spread, and Total


  • The Citadel +6.5 (-110)
  • Samford -6.5 (-110)


  • The Citadel +240
  • Samford -300

Total: 154 (Over -110/Under -110)

The Citadel vs. Samford Prediction and Pick

While The Citadel has been busy losing games straight up, it is also failing to cover those outright losses. It is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games and the last time they covered a game at home that was not against Samford was Jan. 13 against NC Greensboro.

As an away team The Citadel is 5-6-1 ATS and things only go downhill from there. As underdogs on the road, it is 4-6-1 and just 5-10 ATS against conference opponents. 

When looking over their stats, it is easy to see why The Citadel struggles. The Bulldogs have one of the worst defenses in the entire nation. The Citadel ranks 345th in the country in scoring defense and allows opposing teams to score nearly 80 points per game. Its offense is above average but that matters very little when you can’t stop even the most mediocre of offenses.

Samford's defense isn’t anything special to be clear. But its offense is good enough that it should be able to outpace The Citadel tonight and cover as 6.5 point favorites at home. 

Lean: The Citadel +6.5 (-110)

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