Looking to win big? The Paladins and Bulldogs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at McAlister Field House in Charleston, SC. Furman is favored by -7 in this Southern conference contest against Citadel. The game’s over/under currently sits at 147.5 points.

FURMAN PALADINS VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Citadel Bulldogs +7

This game will be played at McAlister Field House at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

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 +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Paladins Make it Happen on the Road?

At 11-10 overall, Furman is 5-3 in Southern Conference action. They are coming off a 77-67 loss to Wofford, and their record as the favorite is 9-2.

On the road, the Paladins are just 1-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -4.2. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.3, and they have won six straight at home.

Against the spread, Furman has gone 8-10 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 3-6 and their last 10 road games, they are 3-7 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Paladins are 6-5 this season and 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Furman games is 9-9 and today’s line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (157.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Furman offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Wofford. They posted a field goal percentage of 31% and connected on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is JP Pegues, who is averaging 16.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Alex Williams also maintains a PPG average of 16.2 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Furman defense is giving up an average of 76.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Furman’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.5% this season.

Can Citadel Pull Off a Home Win?

For the season, Citadel has a record of 9-12. They have gone 1-7 in Southern Conference games, compared to 8-5 in non-conference games. At home, they are 4-4, while they are 2-8 on the road.

The Bulldogs have been the underdog in 12 of their 21 games, going 1-11 in those matchups. They are 5-1 when favored.

At home this season, the Bulldogs have an ATS record of 4-3-1 and are 1-2-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. As the underdog, Citadel has gone 4-7-1 vs. the spread this year and is just 2-7-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Citadel games this year (139.9). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total is 139 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Citadel offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Chattanooga. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.4%, and they made 7 threes. Elijah Morgan is leading the team in scoring at 14.8 points per contest. AJ Smith has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.6 going into the game.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 116th in the country at 69.7 points per contest. Citadel’s three-point defense is currently 108th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. Citadel.