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The Citadel vs. Samford - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford Bulldogs (6-10) at The Citadel Bulldogs (5-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm (McAlister Field House)

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

TV: ESPN3

Coming up from McAlister Field House on Thursday, the Samford Bulldogs and the Citadel Bulldogs will be meeting up on the college basketball court. 

Samford enters this matchup with a 6-10 record overall. The Bulldogs have won two of their last three games, talking out Chattanooga and Western Carolina in that time. In their last outing Saturday, Samford’s Demetrius Dyson put up 21 points. 

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The Citadel vs. Samford - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Dyson is the top scorer for the Bulldogs on the year as well with 14.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG to his name. Also in double-figures for Samford are Justin Coleman (12.7 PPG) and Alex Thompson (11.3 PPG). 

Over on the Citadel side, they’re sitting at 5-10 this year so far. The Bulldogs have lost their last four straight games, most recently falling to Wofford on Saturday. In that one, Citadel guard Quayson Williams put up 18 points. 

Heading up the scoring for the Citadel this season is Preston Parks with 13.8 PPG in six games, and Tariq Simmons is second on 12.0 PPG. The only other Bulldogs player in double-figures this year is Matt Frierson with 11.1 PPG. 

The Bulldogs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 Thursday games. Samford is also 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the Citadel is 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games overall and 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 home games. The Bulldogs are also 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up loss and 1-8 ATS in their last nine Thursday games. 

Samford has been up and down over their last handful of games, but overall they’ve been scoring well. The Bulldogs have put up at least 72 points in each of their last three games. The Citadel, on the other hand, has given up 94 points or more in three of their last four games and 107 or more in each of their last two. I’ve got to go with Samford here.

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