Check out our free Furman 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.
Furman vs Citadel Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Paladins vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Furman Paladins at Citadel Bulldogs
- Where: Charleston at McAlister Field House
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Furman -15, FURMAN -1606 | CITA +836 O/U 151.0
The Furman Paladins head into today’s game in what will be their 28th game of the season, posting a record of 21-6. On the road, the Paladins will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 8-4. So far, the Paladins have been favored 21 times, going 17-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Furman as -15 point favorites.
Furman’s leading scorer this season is Mike Bothwell, who is averaging 18.41 points per contest. So far, Bothwell has accounted for 22.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.67 rebounds per game and 3.26 assists. Jalen Slawson is the second leading scorer for the Paladins, averaging 15.56 points per game. Between him and Slawson, they are accounting for 41.0% of the team’s scoring.
Through 27 games, Furman has been playing well on offense, averaging 77.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Paladins’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.0% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 11.79 made 3’s per contest.
Through 27 games, the Citadel Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-18. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 4-9. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 20 times, going 5-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15 underdogs on the spread.
Stephen Clark comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 16.81 points per contest. Not only has Clark been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Citadel’s top rebounder at 6.52 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 15.07 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.4% of his shots and is adding 4.67 boards per game.
Citadel comes into today’s matchup vs Furman, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.8 points per game. Through 27 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: Furman Paladins -15
When analyzing this matchup between the Furman Paladins and the Citadel Bulldogs, we see grabbing Furman to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Furman as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -15. Not only only do we like the Furman’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 5-0 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Furman and Citadel are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the Furman to win and cover the spread.