The Citadel Bulldogs (5-6) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (4-7)
December 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -8 / The Citadel Bulldogs +8; Over/Under: +144
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The Citadel Bulldogs and North Carolina Central Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the McDougald-McLendon Arena. The Citadel Bulldogs look to get back to a .500 record. The North Carolina Central Eagles look for their sixth win.
The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 70.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41 percent shooting. Stephen Clark is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Austin Ash is averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Elijah Morgan is dishing 2.2 assists and Madison Durr is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 78.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Justin Wright is averaging 15.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Brendan Medley-Bacon is averaging 10.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kris Monroe is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Eric Boone is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Central Eagles are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Bulldogs last 11 Tuesday games. The over is 8-2 in Eagles last 10 overall.
The North Carolina Central Eagles are comfortably the better team entering this contest, and they’re shooting over 50 percent in their last 5 games. The Citadel Bulldogs have issues finding offensive success, and they’re losing on the road by an average of 16.2 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. I’ll lay the chalk with North Carolina Central.