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The Citadel vs Longwood 12/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Longwood Lancers (6-5) vs. The Citadel Bulldogs (5-5)
December 17, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs +4 / Longwood Lancers -4; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Longwood Lancers and the Citadel Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the McAlister Field House on Saturday afternoon.

The Longwood Lancers will be out to build on a 63-57 win over St. Francis NY in their last game. Isaiah Wilkins leads the Lancers in scoring with 11.7 PPG along with 4.6 RPG while Leslie Nkereuwem has 10.6 PPG with 4 RPG and Walyn Napper has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Lancers in the assist department this season. Deshaun Wade has 10.2 PPG with 3.5 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Longwood up to this point in the year. As a team, Longwood is averaging 77.2 PPG on 47.7% shooting from the field, 40.1% from three and 70.4% from the foul line this season.

The Citadel Bulldogs will look to rebound from a 100-67 loss to North Carolina in their last game. Stephen Clark leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 16.2 PPG and 6.6 RPG while Austin Ash has 14.4 PPG with 4.9 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for the Citadel up to this point in the season. Madison Durr also has 8 PPG with 4 RPG and a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Citadel in assists so far this year. As a team, the Citadel is averaging 70.7 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 77.2% from the foul line this season.

Longwood is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 road games. The Citadel is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games after allowing 90 points or more in their previous game.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking at the over. Longwood hasn’t been the same offensive team we were used to seeing in the lsat couple of seasons, but the Citadel’s defense has been brutal and a hard watch at times if we’re being 100% honest. I just don’t see how both teams don’t get into the 70s in this game, getting us an over in the process.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 140.5

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