North Carolina Central Eagles (3-6) vs. The Citadel Bulldogs (4-3)
December 6, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -9.5 / North Carolina Central Eagles +9.5; Over/Under: -146.5
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The North Carolina Central Eagles and Citadel Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House. The North Carolina Central Eagles look for a win to rebound from a 3-6 record. The Citadel Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 72.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Randy Miller Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 2.3 rebounds, while Eric Boone is averaging 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Alex Caldwell is dishing 2.1 assists and Justin Wright is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Central Eagles are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 84 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Hayden Brown is averaging 17 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jason Roche is averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds. Brock Wakefield is the third double-digit scorer and Stephen Clark is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 overall. The under is 16-5 in Bulldogs last 21 overall.
The North Carolina Central Eagles have had little covering success dating back to last season, and their offense has struggled to hit shots through their first nine games. The Citadel Bulldogs may be hit or miss result wise, but they’ve shown a lot of promise through seven games, especially on the offensive side in terms of their outside shooting and their depth. North Carolina Central just doesn’t have the horses. I’ll lay the number.