Western Carolina vs. The Citadel - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (8-10) at Western Carolina Catamounts (7-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -9.5 -- Over/Under: 177 See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts and The Citadel Bulldogs face off on Thursday in SoCon college basketball action.
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 7-11 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back losses. Western Carolina is averaging 68.8 points per game and they are shooting 40 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.3 points and their opponents are shooting 46.9 percent. Mike Brown leads the Catamounts averaging 16 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, Rhett Harrelson is averaging 12.7 points, and Elijah Pughsley is averaging 9.6 points. Western Carolina 7-1 at home and 2-3 in Southern Conference play.
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The Citadel Bulldogs are 8-10 this season and they are coming off of a win over Furman that ended a six game losing streak. The Citadel is averaging 84.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 94.8 points and their opponents are shooting 53.4 percent. Derrick Henry leads the Bulldogs averaging 17.4 points per game. Quinton Marshall is averaging 12.4 points, Brian White is averaging 10.3 points, and Warren Sledge is averaging 10.1 points. The Citadel is 2-6 on the road and 1-4 in Southern Conference play.
Western Carolina is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a losing record, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. The Citadel is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The favorite has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two teams.
The Citadel is just terrible and this is a game not even worth following but if you must just lay the points with WCU.