The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Wofford Terriers - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (6-10) at The Citadel Bulldogs (7-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm (McAlister Field House)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Wofford Terriers will travel to play The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern Conference game on Thursday.
The Citadel Bulldogs are 7-9 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss against Mercer by a score of 91-80. The Citadel has lost their last 5 games and is still looking for their first conference win. The Citadel is one of the worst defending teams in the country, but surprisingly is the highest scoring team. The Citadel is averaging 90.1 points per game while giving up 92.3 points per game. The Citadel is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game. Derrick Henry is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for The Citadel. Quinton Marshall is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. The Citadel is shooting 74.2% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Wofford Terriers are 6-10 (3-1) and are coming off of a loss to Chattanooga by a score of 77-68. Wofford started conference play very strong, after playing a tough schedule to start the season. Wofford has losses against good teams like Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Vanderbilt. Wofford is averaging 67 points per game while giving up 71.9 points per game. Wofford is also averaging 29.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Spencer Collins is averaging 14.4 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for Wofford. Justin Gordon is averaging 11.1 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Terriers. Wofford is shooting 75.9% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
Wofford is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games. Wofford is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 9-3 in Wofford’s last 12 conference games. The Citadel is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 20-7 in The Citadel’s last 27 home games. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Wofford played a very tough non-conference schedule, which should prepare them for tough games within their conference. The Citadel is looking for their first conference win, but their defense will need to be better. The Citadel does have a rebounding advantage, but I think Wofford will be ready for this road game.