BigSou foes will collide when the USC Upstate Spartans (10-15, 5-7 BigSou) go head-to-head against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (12-12, 6-6 BigSou) at the G.B. Hodge Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 142 points with USC Upstate set as a 1-point favorite. Action begins at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, February 10, 2020.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. USC Upstate Spartans Free Preview
The Buccaneers were victorious over the Hampton Pirates in their last matchup, 85-72, easily covering as 3.5-point favorites. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. was the game’s high scorer with 34 points on 11-for-20 shooting. Charleston Southern dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.5 (better than their season average of 17.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.593 (above their season average of 0.501). Hampton was 15.0 and 0.483, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to put up 157 points, which finished just over the O/U total of 154.
In the Spartans’ last game, they were 1-point favorites and were defeated by the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, 88-57. Everette Hammond led USC Upstate in scoring with 18 points on 3-for-14 shooting. Gardner-Webb had an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 (above their season average of 0.492). USC Upstate, meanwhile, did an excellent job of making free throws (18-22; 81.8 percent). The two teams collectively scored 145 points, which finished over the O/U total of 140.5.
Of Charleston Southern’s 22 games that accepted bets, 11 have finished under the projected point total, while 12 of USC Upstate’s 23 games have finished over the O/U total. The Buccaneers have the better straight up (SU) record (12-12 vs. 10-15), but both teams are near the .500 mark against the spread (ATS).
These two teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined for 164 points, well over the projected point total of 136. The Buccaneers won 89-75, covering as 7-point favorites. The Buccaneers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.321 and a turnover percentage of 18.5. The Spartans put up marks of 0.211 and 23.0, respectively, for those same stats. Fleming Jr. was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers at USC Upstate Spartans Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Charleston Southern, ATS Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Under
Charleston Southern is 7-7 ATS on the road with 7 overs, 6 unders and 1 push.
At home, USC Upstate is 6-3 ATS with 4 overs, 4 unders and 1 push.
USC Upstate ranks 170th in rebounds allowed per game (35.6) while Charleston Southern ranks 251st (38.0).
The Buccaneers average 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. The Spartans rank 129th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).
USC Upstate ranks 153rd in steals per game (6.1) while Charleston Southern ranks 166th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
USC Upstate is 3-2 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under in its last five games.
Across its last five outings, Charleston Southern is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Spartans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 5.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Buccaneers have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (4.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.0 points per game (3.3 above their season average).