The Citadel at Furman: 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

The Citadel at Furman: 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Furman Paladins (14-6) vs The Citadel Bulldogs (12-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Timmons Arena)

Betting Odds: Furman Paladins -15 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Citadel Bulldogs and Furman Paladins face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Timmons Arena. 

These two teams faced off on January 13th and it was Furman who was able to come away with the 94-88 victory. 

The Citadel Bulldogs come into this game with a 12-10 record overall but they have lost three of their last four games. In the last game against Mercer, the defense was terrible, but the offense really struggled scoring only 52 points and that led to the defeat. The Citadel on the season is averaging 77.6 points per game while their defense is giving 82.8 points per game. The Citadel are allowing opponents to shoot 47.1 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Hayden Brown has been the best player for The Citadel averaging 19 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from deep. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Furman Paladins who sit with a 15-7 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Mercer, the defense was strong giving up only 60 points and that led to the victory. Furman is averaging 78.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.6 points per game. Furman is shooting 48 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Mike Bothwell has been the best player for Furman averaging 16 points while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

The under is 11-1 in the Citadel’s last 12 games overall. The under is 8-1 in Furman’s last nine games overall. THe over is 11-4 in Furman’s last nine games overall. The home team is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings. 

All trends point towards the under, and I expect The Citadel offense is going to struggle to score in this game again. The lack of scoring by The Citadel is going to push this game under the posted total. Back the under. 

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

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