The Citadel Bulldogs vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers ATS Pick - Game Analysis and Odds
The Southern Conference will feature yet another critical battle when the East Tennessee State Buccaneers and The Citadel Bulldogs square off in Johnson City, Tennessee on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET. The fixture will be aired for audiences on a live stream on East Tennessee State's athletic website. The two teams are immersed in two different scenarios. For The Citadel, the Bulldogs are looking to keep their heads above water as they have struggled mightily in conference play this season.
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On the year, the Bulldogs are just 4-11 SU in conference play. For East Tennessee State, the Buccaneers faithful have grown quite optimistic that their team can reach the big dance and punch a ticket to March Madness with what has to be classed as a successful campaign, so far. East Tennessee State has won the last five meetings between both sides. Both parties have not played in three days and come in off fixtures with respective constituents within their conference. The Citadel has dropped four straight in succession while East Tennessee remains 9-1 SU in their last ten contests overall.
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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records
The Citadel Bulldogs, 9-18 SU, 9-10 ATS
East Tennessee State Buccaneers, 23-5 SU, 16-6 ATS
The Citadel at East Tennessee State NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- East Tennessee State is 12-1 SU at home this season.
- The Citadel is 2-11 SU on the road this season.
- The Citadel is 6-2 ATS in the previous eight meetings between both sides.
- Away team is 8-2 ATS in their previous ten meetings.
Out of the chute, we have seen the market rise by half of a point indicating that action has come in on East Tennessee State. On the contrary, 97% of the cash and 80% of the ticket action is shown to be with The Citadel. In Over/Under markets, we have seen a 1.5-point decrease reflecting the activity on the Under.
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The Citadel vs. East Tennessee State Prediction 02/20/2018
Games featuring this kind of opening line would indicate the fact that a blowout is expected across the board regardless of whether East Tennessee State covers or not. The question here is the not the lumber that the Bucs are asked to spot in this situation but more so the offering on the table in Totals markets. Generally speaking, blowout games are harder to cover an over be that there is an excellent chance that the superior outfit calls off the dogs once it sustains a significant enough lead. The strategy turns to keep away which once against limits possessions. What this essentially creates is a scenario where a large number like the one we are seeing presented seems like that much longer of a swim. We will ride the steam here and play on the Under.
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