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The Citadel vs. Marist - 12/1/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marist Red Foxes (0-6) at The Citadel Bulldogs (3-3)

College Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm (McAlister Field House)

The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Marist Red Foxes and Citadel Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House.

The Marist Red Foxes look for their first victory of the season after a rough 0-6 start. The Marist Red Foxes are averaging 67.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Brian Parker is averaging 16.3 points and two assists while David Knudsen is averaging 12.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. Isaiah Lamb is grabbing three rebounds and Aleksandar Dozic is dishing 2.5 assists. The Marist Red Foxes are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. The Marist Red Foxes have lost six straight road games.

The Citadel vs. Marist - 12/1/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Citadel Bulldogs look for their third home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 80.8 points on 37.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 56.1 percent shooting. Tariq Simmons is averaging 14.3 points and 3.2 assists while Preston Parks is averaging 13.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Matt Frierson is the third double-digit scorer and Zane Najdawi is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Citadel Bulldogs have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Red Foxes are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 Friday games. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The under is 7-3 in Bulldogs last 10 overall and the under is 4-1 in Red Foxes last 5 overall.

Both of these clubs have taken it on the chin so far this season by scheduling teams they had no chances of beating in hopes to get guys ready for the heart of their season. The difference is the Bulldogs had success in this games and has shown the ability to fill it up on the offensive end. The Marist Red Foxes have very little scoring depth and are coming off a game in which they shot just 33.3 percent against Oregon State. That's not going to cut it on the road anywhere. I'll lay the small number with The Citadel Bulldogs. 

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