The Idaho State Bengals (0-2) travel to face off against the Citadel Bulldogs (0-3) on Monday, November 20th. This game will be played at Pope Convocation Center in Buies Creek and televised on FloH. Both Idaho State and Citadel will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 ET.
Idaho State Bengals vs Citadel Bulldogs
The Idaho State Bengals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Idaho State, who is getting ready to play their third game of the season, currently holds a record of 0-2. In their last three road games, which includes games from last year, Idaho State has gone 0-3 on the road. Against the spread, Idaho State has a current record of 0-2 heading into today’s game. In the last three games, which includes last season, Idaho State has a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +9.
In two games, Idaho State comes in with an over/under mark of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 124 points per game. The Bengals have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.
The Citadel Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into today’s game, the Bulldogs have yet to win a game this season, coming off a loss to Presbyterian (71-64). In their last five home games, including those from the previous season, Citadel has gone winless. As Citadel enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-3. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, Citadel has a 3-6 ATS record.
In three games, Citadel comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 137.3 points per game. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 68 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Idaho State Offense Breakdown
Compared to their season average of 71.2 points per game, Idaho State struggled in their previous game. Against Iowa State, the Bengals scored 55 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.9%. Miguel Tomley is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Maleek Arington brings a PPG average of 10.8 into the game.
|Miguel Tomley (G)||12.8||3.0||2.0|
|Maleek Arington (G)||10.8||3.0||2.8|
|Brayden Parker (C)||9.8||5.8||1.0|
Citadel Offense Breakdown
In their most recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense tallied 64 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.8 points per game. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 330th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 359th in terms of percentage and 271st in three-pointers made.
|AJ Smith (G)||14.2||5.0||0.5|
|Madison Durr (G)||10.5||2.8||3.2|
|Elijah Morgan (G)||10.2||2.5||0.8|
Idaho State Team Defense
This season, the Idaho State defense has been impressive, holding the 10th position in the country while permitting an average of 56.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 1.2 threes per game vs. Citadel. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 9.8%.
Citadel Team Defense
So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 69.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 71 points vs. Citadel.
Bengals vs Bulldogs Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Idaho State has an ATS record of 1-4 while averaging 63 per game. The team went 0-5 overall in these games.
- Across their five previous home games, Citadel has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 56 points per game.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bengals have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Bulldogs to secure the win, with an expected final score of 73-70. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -1.5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 135 and our model has the Bengals and Bulldogs finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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