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West Carolina Catamounts (8-12) vs. Citadel Bulldogs (8-10)
January 26, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -6.5; Over/Under: 155
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The West Carolina Catamounts and the Citadel Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action from McAlister Field House. West Carolina is 8-12 so far and lost to Mercer in its last game. As for the Citadel, they are currently 8-10. The Bulldogs beat East Tennessee State in their last game. Check back throughout the season for free college basketball picks on Sports Chat Place.

West Carolina is off to a reasonable 6-4 start this year in its first 10 games. It’s been a 2-8 run since then, though. Losses were offered by UNC Asheville, Georgia, Charlotte, Samford, East Tennessee State, Wofford, Furman and Mercer.

In the Mercer game, the Catamounts had a 28-25 halftime lead. West Carolina, however, was outscored 47-36 in second for a 72-64 loss. Joe Petrakis led the way with 20 points and Cam Bacote added 14 points with two boards.

On the Citadel side, they went 6-3 in their first nine games in a strong start. The Bulldogs are just 2-7 since then, losing to SC State, Manhattan, Western Carolina, Chattanooga, VMI, Mercer and Wofford alongside wins over UNCG and East Tennessee State.

Facing East Tennessee State on Saturday, the Bulldogs were down two points heading into the second half. The Citadel went on a 45-41 run to claim a 75-73 victory. Hayden Brown led the way with 28 points and four boards.

The Citadel is 1-4 ATS in its last five at home and 0-4-1 ATS in its last five after a straight win. The under is 7-2 in the Bulldogs’ last nine games on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Catamounts are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. Over bets are 35-16 in the last 51 WCU road games.

TAKE: I’m going to try the Citadel in this one. The last time these teams met on Jan. 5, the Catamounts won 94-90 in overtime. West Carolina didn’t shoot particularly well (37.3%) but won the rebound battle 42-36 and had just eight turnovers.

This matchup should also be another close fight with high scores, even though West Carolina hasn’t scored so well lately. I like the Citadel to get revenge here on a replay/win. This should be a fun match to watch.

Andrew Jett’s Free Pick:

The Citadel Bulldogs -6.5

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