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East Tennessee State vs Citadel Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Buccaneers vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Citadel Bulldogs
- Where: Charleston at McAlister Field House
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: East Tennessee State -1.5, ETNST -126 | CITA +103 O/U 138.0
East Tennessee State heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-11. On the road, the Buccaneers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 2-4. So far, the Buccaneers have been favored 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have East Tennessee State as -1.5 point favorites.
East Tennessee State’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Haynes, who is averaging 12.88 points per contest. So far, Haynes has accounted for 18.62% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.71 rebounds per game and 1.06 assists. Jordan King is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 12.47 points per game. Between him and King, they are accounting for 36.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for East Tennessee State this season, as they are currently ranked 169th in college basketball at 72.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 177th in the NCAA.
Citadel will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs East Tennessee State in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 3-4. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 12 times, going 2-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Stephen Clark comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 15.94 points per contest. Not only has Clark been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Citadel’s top rebounder at 6.56 boards per contest. Behind Clark, the team has benefited from the strong play of Austin Ash, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.56 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.8% of his shots and is adding 4.88 boards per game.
Citadel comes into today’s matchup vs East Tennessee State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.8 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 44.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 287th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -1.5
Heading into this matchup, with the East Tennessee State Buccaneers sitting as -1.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as East Tennessee State and Citadel are averaging 8.78 and 10.71 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that East Tennessee State has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Buccaneers to cover at -1.5.
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