UNC Greensboro vs. The Citadel - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (5-8) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (5-10)
College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Citadel Bulldogs and UNC Greensboro Spartans play Monday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Citadel Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven games and are playing their sixth true road game. On the season, The Citadel is averaging 58.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Ashton Moore is averaging 17.2 points and 2.8 assists while P.J. Horgan is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds. C.J. Bray is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Jake Wright is shooting 40 percent from the field. The Citadel Bulldogs are a slow paced offensive team that’s taking less than 48 shots per game while shooting 72.5 percent from the free throw line and 38.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, the Citadel is forcing 10.6 turnovers and has allowed 67 or less points in nine of their last 11 games.
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans have lost four of their last five games and struggling defensively. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 65.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 75.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tevon Saddler is averaging 15.5 points and 3.7 assists while Kayel Locke is averaging 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. RJ White is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Nicholas Paulos is shooting 46.5 percent from the field. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are actually a decent offensive team that has four players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the free throw line and 34.2 percent from deep. However, UNC Greensboro is forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and has allowed 76 or more points in seven of its last 11 games.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Spartans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in NC-Greensboro.
Both teams are in a major funk but the UNC Greensboro Spartans are at home and at least have a quality offense that can get things going. The Citadel will struggle with the tempo and will fail to cover this game.