Betting on today’s Catamounts and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at McAlister Field House in Charleston, SC, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Catamounts are favored in this Southern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 138.5 points.
WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Citadel Bulldogs +3
This game will be played at McAlister Field House at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
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 +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Does Western Carolina Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?
Western Carolina has a season record of 11-2 coming into today’s game against Citadel. In their last ten road games, Western Carolina went 5-5, including last year. Against the spread, Western Carolina is currently sitting above .500 with a 6-4 record. When playing away from home, the Catamounts are 4-3 vs. the spread, while they are 2-1 ATS in home games.
Up to this point, games involving Western Carolina have had an average of 140.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143 points. Their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Catamounts have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 134 points per game and an over/under record of 0-3.
The Western Carolina offense is coming off a game where they scored 63 points against Vanderbilt. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.4% and connected on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Catamounts was Vonterius Woolbright with 22 points, while Russell Jones also added 16 to the scoreboard.
Coming into today’s game, the Western Carolina defense is giving up an average of 66.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Citadel, the Western Carolina defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Western Carolina made 15 free-throws vs. the Catamounts.
Will the Bulldogs Pull Through as the Home Underdog?
Heading into their 14th game of the season, Citadel has a record of 8-5. In their previous ten home games, including last year, Citadel has a record of 7-3. Delving into Citadel’s ATS performance, they hold a 6-4 record heading into today’s game. Away from home, the Bulldogs are 3-3 vs. the spread, while they are 3-1 at home ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Citadel has an over/under record of 3-6-1, with their games averaging 133.9 points per game on average. Looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 149 points per game.
The Citadel offense is coming off a game where they scored 65 points against Notre Dame. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.4% and connected on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Elijah Morgan with 19 points, while Quentin Millora-Brown also added 15 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 53rd in the country, permitting 65.5 points per game. Against Notre Dame, the Bulldogs’ defense gave up 45 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Notre Dame only made 8 free-throws.