UNCG Spartans at Citadel Bulldogs Free Prediction 01/15/20

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The UNCG Spartans (13-5, 3-2 SoCon) will be at McAlister Field House to meet the Citadel Bulldogs (6-9, 0-4 SoCon) in a SoCon matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

UNCG Spartans vs. Citadel Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Bulldogs lost a close one to the Wofford Terriers, 73-71, while the Spartans beat the Furman Paladins, 86-73.

The Spartans forced 17 turnovers and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.4 vs. 24.2). Citadel, meanwhile, held Wofford to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below the 27.6 mark opponents have averaged against Citadel this season). Citadel’s Kaelon Harris had a good outing, contributing 32 points and 12 rebounds. UNCG was lifted by Isaiah Miller, who recorded 18 points, six steals and five assists.

The Spartans dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent matchup, UNCG won 100-96. UNCG’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Spartans had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. eight), defensive rebounds (25 vs. 17) and total rebounds (38 vs. 25). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Opposite styles will be on display in this battle. Citadel likes to play quickly (third in possessions per game), while UNCG is slower-paced (263rd in possessions per game).

UNCG at Citadel Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UNCG ranks 29th in three pointers attempted per game (27.3) while Citadel ranks 270th in three pointers allowed per game (27.6).
  • The Spartans average 9.8 steals per game, which ranks ninth in the country. The Bulldogs rank 157th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • UNCG is 14th in the nation with 2.3 blocks allowed per game while Citadel is 49th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Spartans rank 15th in assists allowed per game (9.3) while the Bulldogs rank 195th (14.5).
  • UNCG ranks 69th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while Citadel ranks 238th (38.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 4.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Citadel has defeated opponents by an average of 4.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 82.6 points per game (9.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (7.3 above their season average).