Planning on watching today’s Eagles and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Pope Convocation Center in Buies Creek, NC, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 132.5 points, with the Bulldogs being the favored team playing at home against the Eagles.
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL EAGLES VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Citadel Bulldogs -1.5
This game will be played at Pope Convocation Center at 4:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE CITADEL BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 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 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will North Carolina Central Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Today’s game vs. Citadel will be North Carolina Central’s fourth of the season. So far, all of the Eagles’ games have been on the road. As of today’s game, North Carolina Central has a 0-3 record against the spread. Taking into account the previous season, they are 4-3-1 in their last ten games vs. the spread.
North Carolina Central comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 137.3 points per game so far. The Eagles’ last five games have culminated with an average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.
Compared to their season average of 79.2 points per game, North Carolina Central struggled in their previous game. Against Longwood, the Eagles scored 66 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.3%. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 206th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 253rd in percentage and 135th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 85th in the country, permitting 69.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Longwood, the Lancers finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 73 points vs. North Carolina Central.
Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes at Home?
Following their narrow 62-61 victory against Idaho State, Citadel’s overall record now stands at 1-3. In their two road games, the Bulldogs have yet to secure a win, while they are 1-1 at home. In terms of against the spread (ATS) betting, Citadel has yet to win, going 0-4 this year. Taking into account their performance in the previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Citadel has a ATS record of 3-6.
Through four games, Citadel has an over/under record of 1-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 133.8 points per game so far. The Bulldogs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
In their latest game, Citadel offense put up 62 points against Idaho State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 6 threes. AJ Smith is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Madison Durr brings a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.
At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 73rd, allowing 67.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.0 threes per game vs. North Carolina Central. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.4%.