Furman vs. Citadel - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Furman - Citadel

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Timmons Arena)

Furman -11 // over-under: 167

The Citadel Bulldogs are eyeing a road upset of the Furman Paladins in a SoCon college basketball matchup.

The Citadel Bulldogs opened conference play with a 112-81 defeat at Wofford as a 14.5 point underdog. The Citadel were in this game until the Terriers 65-40 second half run with Wofford holding a 67.2%-44.3% shooting advantage.

The Bulldogs saw Zane Najdawi lead the offense with 18 points and five boards on 6-12 shooting while Alex Reed added 16 points and five rebounds on 5-9 accuracy. Lew Stallworth gave the Citadel 14 points, three yanks and five assists on 6-10 from the field followed by Tyler Burgess with 13 points on 4-8.

The Furman Paladins evened their conference mark at 1-1 following a 71-58 victory against Mercer as an eight point home favorite on Thursday.

Furman was up by nine points at the intermission and held the Bears at bay behind a 46.3%-36.2% shooting advantage.

Matt Rafferty topped a balanced Paladins offense with 19 points, ten rebounds and three steals on 6-9 marksmanship. Jordan Lyons and Noah Gurley gave Furman eleven points apiece with Gurley logging six boards followed by a ten point effort from Alex Hunter.

Citadel are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and over is 8-3 in Citadel last 11 road games.  Furman are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southern and Furman are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 home games.

These teams do nothing but score when facing each other so I’m looking at the over…


Mark’s Pick over 167

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.