The Citadel at East Tennessee State: 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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East Tennessee State Buccaneers (15-16) vs The Citadel Bulldogs (12-17)
Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Harrah's Cherokee Center)
Betting Odds: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Citadel Bulldogs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the SOCON Tournament the U.S. Cellular Center. When these two teams faced off on February 19th it was East Tennessee State that won 77-67.
Ledarrius Brewer was the top player for East Tennessee State scoring 29 points. The Citadel was led by Tyler Moffee who finished with 20 points.
The Citadel comes into this game with a 12-17 record overall and they have gone 10-15-1 against the spread. In the last game against Furman, it was an ugly loss as The Citadel were defeated 94-59. The Bulldogs are averaging 76.9 points while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. Forward Hayden Brown has been the top player for The Citadel averaging 18.5 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is East Tennessee State who sits with a 15-16 record and they have gone 13-16 against the spread. In the last game against UNC Greensboro, the Buccaneers scored 45 points in the second half and that was enough to win by four points. East Tennessee State is averaging 71.9 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. Guard Jordan King has been the top player for East Tennessee State averaging 14.7 points while shooting 46.1 percent from the field.
East Tennessee State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games as a favorite. The Citadel are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a losing straight-up record.
The Citadel’s defense is awful, and they are going to struggle to defend in this game. Look for East Tennessee State to run up the score, and The Citadel offense just doesn’t have the talent on that side of the court to keep this game close. Back East Tennessee State to come away with the easy cover of the spread.
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