The Citadel Bulldogs (6-15, 0-10 SoCon), who are currently on a 10-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they visit Greensboro Coliseum to clash with the UNCG Spartans (17-6, 7-3 SoCon). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Citadel Bulldogs at UNCG Spartans ATS Preview
The Bulldogs were beaten by the Mercer Bears in their last matchup, 76-71. Citadel’s Stephen Clark had 14 points in the game. Mercer had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.7 vs. 22.2). Citadel, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.635 (above their season average of 0.511).
In the Spartans’ previous game, they were topped by the East Tennessee State Buccaneers, 82-65. With 14 points, UNCG’s Keyshaun Langley put together a solid game. East Tennessee State’s 0.288 free throw rate was their largest advantage over UNCG, who had a rate of 0.089. The Buccaneers’ mark was above their season average of 0.248, while the Spartans’ was below their season average of 0.156.
Citadel could struggle to create turnovers. UNCG ranks 56th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.2 percent), while Citadel forces the 184th-most turnovers (19.4 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Spartans won 79-69. UNCG had a much better turnover percentage (15.6 vs. 35.4). Citadel, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of making free throws (12-17; 70.6 percent). James Dickey put up a double-double in the victory with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Citadel Bulldogs at UNCG Spartans Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over
The Spartans rank 77th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while the Bulldogs rank 240th (38.2).
UNCG allows the 23rd-fewest blocks per game (2.4) while Citadel ranks 29th (2.5).
UNCG ranks 29th in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while Citadel ranks 289th in three pointers allowed per game (27.5).
The Spartans average 9.7 steals per game, which ranks sixth in the NCAA. The Bulldogs rank 209th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
UNCG ranks 22nd in assists allowed per game (10.1) while Citadel ranks 203rd (14.3).
The Spartans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 12.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 65.8 points per game (12.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 82.6 points per game (3.1 above their season average).