Check out our free Chattanooga vs Citadel pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Charleston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Chattanooga vs Citadel Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds
Mocs vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Chattanooga Mocs at Citadel Bulldogs
- Where: Charleston at McAlister Field House
- Date: Thursday, December 29th
- Betting Odds: Chattanooga -7, CHAT -319 | CITA +247 O/U 146.0
Chattanooga will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Citadel in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far, the Mocs have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. This season, Chattanooga has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. For today’s contest, Chattanooga have a betting line set -7 points in their favor.
Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 21.54 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.31 boards per contest. Behind Stephens, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jamal Johnson who is second on the team in scoring at 12.23 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.3% of his shots and is adding 3.77 boards per game.
On offense, Chattanooga is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 13 games, they have only hit 34.6% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Citadel heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-7. So far this season, Citadel has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-3. For the season, Citadel has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +7 point underdogs.
Citadel will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Austin Ash who is averaging 16.17 points per game for the Bulldogs. Ash is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive gameplan is the play of Stephen Clark who has hit 53.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.67 points per game.
Citadel comes into today’s matchup vs Chattanooga, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.8 points per game. Through 12 games, they have hit 44.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 287th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Citadel Bulldogs +7
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Chattanooga and Citadel are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 8.0 and 10.71 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Citadel Bulldogs to cover as +7 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Mocs’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Chattanooga. At +7 we like the chances of Citadel covering the spread as underdogs.
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