Clemson vs. The Citadel - 11/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (11-21) at Clemson Tigers (25-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -25 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers will take on the Citadel Bulldogs in college basketball activity Tuesday from Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Citadel enters this season coming off a 11-21 campaign last year, going 5-13 in SoCon play for an eighth-place finish. The Bulldogs showed some fight in the conference tournament with a win over VMI in the first round but lost to UNC Greensboro in the quarters.
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The Citadel did relatively well in non-conference play starting out the season last year, posting five wins against seven losses before winning just five more games the rest of the way one they hit the conference matchups.
Over on the Clemson side, they’re coming in after a successful 2017-18 year that saw them go 25-10 and 11-7 in ACC play for a four-way tie in third place. The Tigers fell in the conference tournament semis to Virginia and got to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Clemson loses a few seniors this year in Gabe DeVoe, Donte Grantham and Mark Donnal, but bolsters their ranks with incoming recruits John Newman, Hunter Tyson and Trey Jemison, who may be able to have an impact down the line.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine versus the ACC. The over is 4-1 in the Citadel’s last five road games and the under is 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-0 in their last five games overall and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. Clemson is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 versus SoCon.
It’s been a little while since the Citadel has had much to be ecstatic about on the court, but getting a conference tournament win is at least a minor source of pride the team can use heading into this year’s campaign.
As for Clemson, they’ll look a little different this year but honestly the turnover isn’t really that bad. I expect the Tigers to maintain form and start off the season well, so I’ll go with Clemson for the cover here.