East Tennessee State vs. The Citadel - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (9-18) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (23-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Citadel Bulldogs go on the road to oppose the ETSU Buccaneers in SoCon college basketball action.
The Citadel Bulldogs have struggled to get their defense playing at a consistent level and have followed by a four game slide. The Citadel comes off of a 75-71 loss to the VMI Keydets where the offense managed just 32.8% shooting which made the Keydets 41% accuracy a winning effort.
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Bubba Parham kept the Bulldogs competitive with a contest high 25 points on 8-18 followed by Myles Lewis on 5-5. The Citadel received nine points and six rebounds from Jordan Ratliffe on 3-9 while Austin Vereen chipped in with eight points on 2-8.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have been the 900 pound Gorilla of the Southern even though the team did not seem to have the talent. ETSU bounced back from their first conference loss to down Western Carolina 72-61 behind a 47.4%-38.9% shooting edge.
Devontavius Payne carried the Buccaneers with 22 points and seven rebounds on 8-11 followed by Bo Hodges with 17 points on 6-7. East Tennessee State received ten points, seven boards and six assists from Desonta Bradford while David Burrell added nine points and five pulls.
ETSU are 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 vs. Southern and under is 9-3 in ETSU last 12 overall and under is 9-3 in ETSU last 12 vs. Southern. Road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and Citadel are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
East Tennessee State will win this easily but the number looks about right so I’ll back the points and sit this one out…