Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mocs and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at McAlister Field House in Charleston, SC. Get ready to place your bets! Chattanooga is favored by -5 in this Southern conference matchup the against Citadel. The over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

CHATTANOOGA MOCS VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Citadel Bulldogs +5

This game will be played at McAlister Field House at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE CITADEL BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Citadel pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Chattanooga Secure a Road Victory?

Chattanooga enters this game as a 5-point favorite, and the Mocs have been the favorite in 17 of their 28 games this season. They have gone 13-4 in those games, including a 6-4 record on the road.

Chattanooga is 19-9 overall this season, and they have gone 11-4 in Southern Conference play. Their road record is 8-6, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five road games.

On the season, Chattanooga has gone 14-12 against the spread. The Mocs have gone 10-7 vs. the spread when they have been the favorite this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Chattanooga has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Chattanooga’s over/under record for the season is 14-12 and their games have averaged 150.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with those games having an average of 148 points.

In their recent matchup, the Chattanooga offense ended with 81 points against Wofford. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 12 threes. Honor Huff is leading the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest. Jan Zidek has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.2 going into the game.

On defense, Chattanooga is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.1 points per game. Against Wofford in their most recent game, the Chattanooga defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Wofford to hit 49% of their shots.

Can The Bulldogs Secure a Home Victory?

Despite being 1-17 as an underdog this season, Citadel has gone 6-1 when favored. They come into this game as five-point underdogs, and they have gone 5-6 at home this season. So far, they are 10-18 overall and 2-13 in Southern Conference play.

After losing their last game to Mercer, the Bulldogs’ record over their last 10 games is 5-5. Over their last five games at home, they have gone 2-3, and they are just 1-2 in their last three.

As the underdog this season, Citadel’s ATS record is 7-10-1. At home, their ATS mark is 6-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Citadel’s games this season (140.1). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 142 points scored in those matchups.

In their recent matchup, the Citadel offense ended with 78 points against Mercer. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.5% and made 8 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Elijah Morgan who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.8. AJ Smith also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.5.

In terms of defense, Citadel is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.4 points per game. So far, the Citadel defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (528th).