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The Citadel vs Samford 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Samford Bulldogs (7-7) vs. The Citadel Bulldogs (6-7)
December 31, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs +4.5 / Samford Bulldogs -4.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Samford Bulldogs and Citadel Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House. The Samford Bulldogs look to get above a .500 record. The Citadel Bulldogs look to get back to a .500 record.

The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 79 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Ques Glover is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Logan Dye is averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jermaine Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Campbell is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 71.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Austin Ash is averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Stephen Clark is averaging 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Elijah Morgan is dishing 2.1 assists and Madison Durr is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulldogs are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Bulldogs last 13 overall. The under is 9-3 in Bulldogs last 12 home games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Neither team is playing great at the moment, but the Samford Bulldogs are the better team overall, with far more offensive options. The Citadel Bulldogs lose in the underdog role by an average of 13 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. Citadel also has issues covering numbers at home. Give me Samford and the reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Samford Bulldogs -4.5

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