UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. The Citadel Bulldogs SoCon Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/7/14
The Citadel Bulldogs (6-25) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (14-17)
College Basketball: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans and the Citadel Bulldogs face off on Friday in round one of the SoCon Tournament.
The UNC-Greensboro Spartans won two of their last three games but they finished the season in sixth place in the SoCon standings. UNCG is 5-10 in games away from home and 7-9 in the SoCon this year. Kyle Cain leads the Spartans averaging 15.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Tevon Saddler is averaging 12.4 points, Kayel Locke is averaging 11.5 points, and Nicholas Paulos is averaging 8.6 points. UNC-Greensboro is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. The Spartans won the last meeting of these two by four points back on January 16.
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The Citadel Bulldogs won their last two games of the season but they had lost 14 in a row prior to that. Citadel is 0-17 away from home this season and 2-14 in the SoCon. Matt Van Scyoc is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Ashton Moore is averaging 13.4 points, Brian White is averaging 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Marshall Harris III is averaging 7.2 points. Citadel is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents shoot 45 percent. Citadel finished in last place in the SoCon standings.
North Carolina-Greensboro is 0-5 against the spread following a win and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Citadel is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games and 5-1 against the spread following a win. NC-Greensboro has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The line here looks to make the decision easy and my play is UNCG.