The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Western Carolina Catamounts - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (12-16) at The Citadel Bulldogs (10-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm (McAlister Field House)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts will travel to play The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern game on Saturday.
The Citadel Bulldogs are 10-18 (3-12) and are coming off of a loss to East Tennessee State by a score of 67-51. The Citadel has lost 6 games in a row and is currently 8th in the Southern standings. The Citadel defeated Western Carolina by a score of 92-91 in these two teams first meeting of the season. The Citadel is averaging 86.8 points per game while giving up 92.4 points per game. The Citadel is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Derrick Henry is averaging 16.2 points per game while giving up 4.1 rebounds per game for The Citadel. Quinton Marshall is averaging 11.9 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. The Citadel is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts are 12-16 (7-8) and are coming off of a win against Mercer by a score of 72-65. Western Carolina has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Southern standings. Western Carolina is averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. Western Carolina is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Mike Brown is averaging 16.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Western Carolina. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 13 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for the Catamounts. Western Carolina is shooting 70.1% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
Western Carolina is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. Western Carolina is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Western Carolina’s last 5 games following an ATS win. The Citadel is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Citadel is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in The Citadel’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 13-3 in these two teams last 16 meetings.
The Citadel has found little success this season, but will be the home team in this matchup. The Citadel is one of the highest scoring teams in the country, but also allows over 92 points per game. Western Carolina plays much better defense and has the slight rebounding advantage in this game. I like Western Carolina here.