Citadel Bulldogs at Samford Bulldogs Betting Prediction 01/17/19

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The Samford Bulldogs (11-7, 1-4 SoCon) will try to slow down the Citadel Bulldogs (9-7, 1-4 SoCon) at Pete Hanna Center. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Citadel Bulldogs at Samford Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. Samford fell to the Chattanooga Mocs, 80-75, while Citadel was defeated by the Western Carolina Catamounts, 94-82.

Citadel forced Western Carolina into a turnover percentage of 29.7 (above their season average of 23.1) while Samford had a turnover percentage of 8.6 (better than their season average of 18.1). Robert Allen played well for Samford with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Citadel was led by Lew Stallworth, who contributed 32 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Samford dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last matchup, Samford won 116-103. Samford’s 0.339 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Citadel, who had a rate of 0.239. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Citadel Bulldogs at Samford Bulldogs Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Samford, ATS Winner – Citadel, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Citadel ranks second in three pointers attempted per game (37.8) while Samford ranks 246th (18.8).
  • Citadel averages 8.4 steals per game, which ranks 29th in the NCAA. Samford ranks 125th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • Samford ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Citadel ranks 104th (3.6).
  • Samford averages 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. Citadel ranks 261st in rebounds allowed per game (42.3).
  • Citadel ranks 14th in assists per game (17.6) while Samford ranks 126th (13.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, Samford has scored an average of 77.4 points per game (4.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.6 points per game (10.3 above their season average).
  • Citadel has been outscored by an average of 20.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Citadel has defeated opponents by an average of 6.3 points.