Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Buccaneers versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at McAlister Field House in Charleston, SC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 134.5 points, and Citadel is favored by -1.5 to win at home against East Tennessee State.

EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Citadel Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at McAlister Field House at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE CITADEL BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Citadel pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Buccaneers Chances in Charleston

East Tennessee State has struggled on the road this season, going just 4-11 away from home, including a current three-game losing streak. Over their last 10 road games, the Buccaneers have gone just 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -6.8 points per game. ETSU’s overall record this season is 14-15, including a 6-10 mark in Southern Conference play.

As the underdog, the Buccaneers have gone just 4-13 this season, compared to 8-2 when they are favored. They come into this game as 1.5-point underdogs, and the over/under is set at 134.5 points. In their most recent game, ETSU lost to Samford by a score of 87-71.

As the underdog this season, East Tennessee State has gone 10-7 vs. the spread. On the road, the Buccaneers have an ATS mark of 7-8 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, ETSU is 5-5 vs. the spread.

East Tennessee State’s over/under record this season is 14-13 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points compared to their season average of 139.7 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Buccaneers’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Jaden Seymour, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15, while Ebby Asamoah also maintains a PPG average of 15.1 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the East Tennessee State defense is giving up an average of 69.6 points per contest. Against Samford in their most recent game, the East Tennessee State defense gave up a total of 87 points while allowing Samford to hit 53% of their shots.

Can Citadel Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After defeating Chattanooga 71-62, Citadel comes into this matchup with a record of 11-18. They have gone 3-2 in their last five home games and 5-5 in their last ten.

So far this season, the Bulldogs have been the favorite in seven of their games, going 6-1 in those matchups. At home, they have a record of 6-6 compared to their 2-12 mark on the road.

As the favorite this season, the Citadel Bulldogs have gone 5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have a mark of 5-5. At home, the Bulldogs have an ATS record of 7-4-1 this year and are 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Citadel games is 10-14-2 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (140.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less than 134.5 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

In their recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense concluded with 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.4 points per contest. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was AJ Smith with 18 points, while Madison Durr also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Citadel defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. So far, the Citadel defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (520th).