The No. 8 seed East Tennessee State Buccaneers (15-16, 7-11 SoCon) are favored by 4.5 points in the SoCon Tournament when they meet the No. 9 seed Citadel Bulldogs (12-17, 6-12 SoCon) Friday at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, beginning at 5:00 PM. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
East Tennessee State vs. Citadel Predictions
East Tennessee State vs. Citadel Betting Odds
|East Tennessee State||-4.5||152 points|
East Tennessee State vs. Citadel Last 10 Games
- East Tennessee State is 4-6 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread over its last 10 contests.
- East Tennessee State’s last 10 games saw six go over the total.
- The Buccaneers’ last 10 outings have ended with an average of 142.7 points scored. That’s 9.3 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
- In their past 10 games, the Buccaneers have a points-per-game average 1.1 points above their season-long scoring average.
- Citadel has a 4-6 record straight-up in its last 10 matchups, while covering the spread four times in those games.
- The final scores of the last 10 Citadel games have gone over the set total three times.
- The last 10 Bulldogs games averaged 151.7 total points, 0.3 fewer points than this matchup’s point total.
- The Bulldogs’ per-game scoring average across their last 10 games is 73.0, 3.9 points lower than their season-long per-game average.
East Tennessee State vs. Citadel Betting Trends
- East Tennessee State has covered the spread in a matchup 13 times this season (13-17-0).
- The Buccaneers are 1-6 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
- Games involving East Tennessee State have hit the over 18 times this season.
- The 71.9 points per game the Buccaneers average are 5.2 fewer points than the Bulldogs allow (77.1).
- When East Tennessee State scores more than 77.1 points, it is 4-4 against the spread and 7-2 overall.
- Citadel has put together an 11-15-0 record against the spread this season.
- In games this year when an underdog by 4.5 points or more, the Bulldogs are 7-6 against the spread.
- This year, Citadel’s games have hit the over 11 times out of 26 chances.
- The Bulldogs put up an average of 76.9 points per game, just 4.3 more points than the 72.6 the Buccaneers allow to opponents.
- Citadel has put together a 10-4 ATS record and a 10-7 overall record in games it scores more than 72.6 points.
East Tennessee State vs. Citadel Over/Under Trends
- This season, 13 of East Tennessee State’s 31 games have gone over Friday’s total of 152 points.
- There have been 11 Citadel games that have finished with a combined score over 152 points this season.
- The Buccaneers average 71.9 points per game against the Bulldogs’ 76.9, totaling 3.2 points under the matchup’s over/under of 152.
- These two teams surrender a combined 149.7 points per game, 2.3 points less than this contest’s over/under.
- This season the average total for Buccaneers games is 141.9 points, 10.1 fewer than the over/under of 152 points for this contest.
- A difference of 0.3 points separates this game’s over/under (152 points) and the average total points bet in Bulldogs’ games (151.7 points) this season.
East Tennessee State Team Leaders
- David Sloan: 12.5 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.7 STL, 41.6 FG%, 39.6 3PT% (59-for-149)
- Ledarrius Brewer: 14.6 PTS, 1.2 STL, 41.5 FG%, 35.1 3PT% (60-for-171)
- Ty Brewer: 10.6 PTS, 1.4 STL, 45.2 FG%, 27.7 3PT% (26-for-94)
- Jordan King: 14.7 PTS, 46.1 FG%, 43.2 3PT% (95-for-220)
- Mohab Yasser: 7.1 PTS, 49.7 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)
Citadel Team Leaders
- Hayden Brown: 18.5 PTS, 9.4 REB, 1.1 STL, 51.3 FG%, 28.8 3PT% (32-for-111)
- Stephen Clark: 9.8 PTS, 2.5 BLK, 54.8 FG%, 29.0 3PT% (9-for-31)
- Jason Roche: 13.3 PTS, 40.5 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (106-for-264)
- Tyler Moffe: 10.7 PTS, 40.0 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (49-for-137)
- Rudy Fitzgibbons III: 8.4 PTS, 39.4 FG%, 36.5 3PT% (50-for-137)
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