The Citadel vs Mercer Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

Mercer (12-14) vs The Citadel (10-17)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Hawkins Arena)

Betting Odds: Mercer -4.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Citadel Bulldogs and Mercer Bears face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Hawkins Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free The Citadel vs Mercer prediction.

Another Down Year for The Citadel

The Citadel are really struggling and they come into this game with a 10-17 record overall. In the last game against VMI, the defense gave up 51 points and they ended up winning 25 points. AJ Smith had a strong game putting up 19 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. The Citadel is averaging 70.1 points while their defense is giving up 69.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 276th overall and for an offense that is usually good, it’s a bit shocking they haven’t been better. Smith has been the top player averaging 16.3 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. 

Mercer Looks to Build on Last Game

Mercer faced off against Samford in the last game and they were sure impressive. Mercery’s offense had a strong game putting up 88 points and they ended up winning by four points. Mercer on the season is averaging 69.5 points while their defense 71 points per game. At times the defense hasn’t been good enough and even though they won the last game, the defense still wasn’t good enough. Jalyn McCreary is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the field. Mercer will play against UNC Greensboro after this game.

The Citadel Vs Mercer Betting Prediction

This game is going to be a shootout. The Citadel’s offense hasn’t been exactly elite, but they are going to find plenty of offensive success against this Mercer defense that gave up 84 points in the last game. Mercer’s offense did score 88 points though and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. This game is going to be a shootout and this game is going to go over the total. 

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

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