North Carolina vs Citadel Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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The North Carolina Tar Heels (6-4) will be looking to continue a five-game home winning run when taking on the Citadel Bulldogs (5-4) on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Dean Smith Center. It airs at 7:00 PM ET.

North Carolina is a major 26.5-point favorite against Citadel when the Tar Heels face off with the Bulldogs on Tuesday. The over/under is 146 points for the game.

North Carolina vs. Citadel Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Citadel

The spread for this matchup is set at 26.5 points, with sportsbooks listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Citadel Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -10000 odds to pick up the win, while Citadel is listed at +2400 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 146 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Arena: Dean Smith Center

North Carolina vs. Citadel Betting Trends

Thus far this season North Carolina has two wins against the spread. The Tar Heels have won in six of the seven contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. North Carolina’s games this year have gone over the total in four out of eight opportunities (50%).

Citadel has five wins against the spread in eight games this year. The Bulldogs have won one of the five games they were the moneyline underdog this season (20%). Citadel has eclipsed the over/under 37.5% of the time this season (three of eight games with a set point total).

North Carolina vs. Citadel Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot paces the Tar Heels at 11.3 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.0 assists and 16.7 points. He is seventh in the country in rebounding. RJ Davis posts 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, shooting 42.4% from the floor and 27.3% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Pete Nance puts up 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 0.3 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.

Citadel

Stephen Clark is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in scoring (16.3 points per game) and rebounding (6.8), and puts up 2.1 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Austin Ash is averaging 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, making 37.5% of his shots from the field and 33.7% from beyond the arc, with 3.2 triples per contest. Madison Durr is averaging a team-best 3.6 assists per game. And he is contributing 8.4 points and 4.3 rebounds, making 43.3% of his shots from the floor. Elijah Morgan is posting 9.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 39.7% of his shots from the floor and 43.8% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels rank 68th in the nation with 79.0 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 305th with 74.2 points allowed per game. North Carolina is grabbing 35.9 boards per game (61st-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 32.4 rebounds per contest (247th-ranked).

North Carolina ranks 329th in the nation by making 5.5 three-pointers per game, but it has a 28.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 23rd-worst in college basketball. The Tar Heels are giving up 8.2 threes per game (282nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.9% (262nd-ranked) from three-point land.

What you need to know about the Citadel Bulldogs

The Bulldogs put up 71.1 points per game and allow 70.8, making them 209th in college basketball on offense and 236th defensively. On the boards, Citadel is 114th in the nation in rebounds (34.0 per game). It is eighth-worst in rebounds allowed (35.7 per game).

With 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.7% from beyond the arc, Citadel is 204th and 279th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 253rd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.9 per game) and 85th in defensive 3-point percentage (30.5%).

North Carolina vs. Citadel Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is North Carolina, and we project that Citadel will cover the spread (North Carolina -26.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Citadel

You can bet on North Carolina vs. Citadel at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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