East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. The Citadel Bulldogs - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (9-10) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (12-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Citadel Bulldogs will travel to play the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in a Southern game on Saturday.
The East Tennessee Buccaneers are 12-7 (5-1) and are coming off of a win against Mercer by a score of 65-63. East Tennessee State has won 7 of their last 8 games, with their only conference loss coming at Chattanooga. East Tennessee State is averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 73.6 points per game. ETSU is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Ge’Lawn Guyn is averaging 17.2 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for East Tennessee State. T.J. Cromer is averaging 16.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State is shooting 70% on free throws, 37.2% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Citadel Bulldogs are 9-10 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against Western Carolina by a score of 92-91. The Citadel has won 2 games in a row, after losing their previous 6 games. The Citadel is averaging 89.8 points per game while giving up 91.5 points per game. The Citadel is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game. Derrick Henry is averaging 17.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for The Citadel. Quinton Marshall is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. The Citadel is shooting 73.9% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
The Citadel is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The Citadel is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in The Citadel’s last 5 road games. ETSU is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. ETSU is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 4-0 in ETSU’s last 4 Saturday games. The Citadel is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
East Tennessee State has been very impressive over their last 8 games and is sitting in 2nd place of the Southern standings. The Citadel has struggled in conference play, but has won 2 games in a row. The Citadel leads the nation in scoring per game, but also is allowing over 91 points per game. I like East Tennessee State to take advantage of the poor Bulldogs defense and get the win.