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The Citadel vs. South Carolina State prediction, odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks from proven model

A battle between the Bulldogs will take place on Monday when South Carolina State faces The Citadel in a 2021 Cobb Dill & Hammett Classic matchup. After a 0-5 start to the season, South Carolina State (5-8) has won four of five with the only defeat coming at the hands of then-No. 5 Duke. The Citadel (6-3), meanwhile, has won two in a row and three of four. It is coming off a 102-62 win over St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, a Division II school, on Wednesday, while South Carolina State slipped past Tennessee State 90-88 on Friday. The teams met earlier this season at South Carolina State on Nov. 28 with The Citadel coming away with a 91-79 overtime win.

Tipoff from McAlister Field House in Charleston, S.C., is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Citadel leads the all-time series 9-3, including a 5-1 mark at McAlister Field House. The Citadel is a 12.5-point favorite in the latest South Carolina State vs. The Citadel odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 155. Before locking in any The Citadel vs. South Carolina State picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on The Citadel vs. SC State, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for SC State vs. The Citadel:

  • South Carolina State vs. The Citadel spread: The Citadel -12.5
  • South Carolina State vs. The Citadel over-under: 155 points
  • South Carolina State vs. The Citadel money line: South Carolina State +600, The Citadel -900
  • SCS: South Carolina State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record
  • CIT: The Citadel is 5-0 ATS in their last five home games

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Why The Citadel can cover

The Citadel has seven players averaging 7.7 points or more, including fifth-year senior forward Hayden Brown. Brown is averaging a team-high 19.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, as well as 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He has scored in double figures in all nine games, including a 32-point performance in an 80-67 win over North Carolina Central on Dec. 6. He followed that up with a 25-point effort in the win over St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. He has two double-doubles on the year, including a monster performance against Presbyterian on Nov. 15 in a 74-70 double-overtime loss. In that game, he poured in 26 points, while grabbing 17 rebounds.

Also powering the offense is freshman forward Jason Roche, who averages 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. He is one of the top free-throw shooters on the team, connecting on 88.9 percent of his foul shots. Roche is coming off a 23-point effort against St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, and has scored in double digits in six games, including a season-high 27 in a season-opening 78-63 win at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9. Roche is leading the team in minutes played per game at 34.1.

Why South Carolina State can cover

Like The Citadel, South Carolina State boasts a balanced offense with 10 players scoring six points or more per game, including two in double figures. Sophomore guard Cameron Jones, a transfer from Jacksonville State, is the team’s top scorer at 11.3 points per game. He is also averaging 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29.8 minutes. He is coming off a 13-point effort against Tennessee State and has scored in double figures in three out of the past four games and eight times on the season. He has reached 20 points or more twice.

Also averaging double-digit scoring is freshman guard T.J. Madlock, who averages 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He has reached double figures eight times, including the past two games and in five of the past seven. His season high is 16 points, including the first game against The Citadel. In that game, he also grabbed five rebounds with three assists and two steals.

How to make South Carolina State vs. The Citadel picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 153 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins The Citadel vs. South Carolina State? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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