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Citadel vs. Chattanooga - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chattanooga at Citadel
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
McAlister Field House
Charleston, South Carolina
The Line
The Line: Citadel -4 -- Over/Under: 162
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | Chattanooga at Citadel
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The Chattanooga Mocs and Citadel Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House.

The Chattanooga Mocs could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 70.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kevin Easley is averaging 14.7 points and 1.1 assists while Donovann Toatley is averaging 11.5 points and two rebounds. Jerry Johnson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and David Jean-Baptiste is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Chattanooga Mocs have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Citadel Bulldogs could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 79.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Lew Stallworth is averaging 19.9 points and 6.1 assists while Zane Najdawi is averaging 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Matt Frierson is the third double-digit scorer and Kaiden Rice is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Citadel Bulldogs have lost four of their last five home games.

The Mocs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 18-40-1 ATS in their last 59 vs. Southern and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Southern and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Mocs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in The Citadel and 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Bulldogs last 11 overall. The over is 11-3 in Mocs last 14 games following a ATS win.

The home team has won each of the last six meetings between Chattanooga and Citadel, and the Bulldogs took the Mocs down to the wire in the first meeting, losing by just two points. The Chattanooga Mocs are losing by an average of 9.5 points on the road this season and haven't been able to put together much defense. The Citadel Bulldogs haven't had a ton of success at home this season and comes into this game playing rough defense, where they're allowing 49.8 percent shooting and losing by an average of 14.2 points in their last five games. If I had to pick this game, I'd take the over based on the defensive issues on both sides.

Pick:
Over 162

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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