Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Bulldogs face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at McAlister Field House in Charleston, SC. The Bulldogs come into this Southern conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 152.5 points.

SAMFORD BULLDOGS VS CITADEL BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Samford Bulldogs -6.5

This game will be played at McAlister Field House at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE SAMFORD 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 +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Samford Shock Everyone at McAlister Field House?

Samford comes into today's matchup as the favorite, with a record of 12-2 and a nine-game win streak. So far, they are 1-0 in conference play and 2-2 on the road. Over their last ten road games, they are 6-4.

In their last game, the Bulldogs took on Chattanooga and came away with a 89-74 victory. So far this season, Samford has been favored in nine of their 14 games and have gone a perfect 9-0 in those contests.

Samford has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 7-4. They have been even better when favored, going 7-2 vs. the spread in those games. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 7-3 vs. the spread.

Samford's over/under record this season sits at 6-5, and today's line of 152.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (154). So far, their matchups have averaged 160.8 points per game. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, while their last five games have averaged 170 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Samford's offense scored 89 points against Chattanooga. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 14/18 from the free-throw line. A.J. Staton Mccray led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 29 points. Additionally, Achor Achor chipped in with 20 points.

The Bulldogs' defense is presently ranked 215th nationally, allowing an average of 74.9 points per contest. Samford's three-point defense is currently 80th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.4% of their shots vs. Samford.

Can the Bulldogs Hold Strong at Home?

Heading into today's game, the Citadel Bulldogs are 8-6 overall and 3-2 at home this season. Over their last ten games at home, the Bulldogs are 7-3.

In their last game, the Bulldogs faced Western Carolina and lost by a score of 80-71. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been the underdog in seven of their 14 games, and they have a record of 1-6 in those games.

As the underdog, Citadel has gone 3-4 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 6-5. At home, the Bulldogs are 3-2 vs. the spread this year and 4-3 in their last 10 games as the home team.

This season, the over/under record in Citadel games is 4-6-1 and today's line of 152.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (137.5). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, which is lower than today's OU line.

The Bulldogs' offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.2 points per contest. Leading Citadel in scoring vs. Western Carolina was Winston Hill with his 19 points. Madison Durr also added 17 points for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs' defense is presently ranked 72nd nationally, allowing an average of 66.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Western Carolina, the Catamounts finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 80 points vs. Citadel.