BigSou foes will collide when the Campbell Fighting Camels (10-6, 1-3 BigSou) square off with the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (7-9, 1-3 BigSou) at the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Campbell Fighting Camels ATS Preview
The last time the Buccaneers played, they lost a close one to the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, 71-69. With 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting, Phlandrous Fleming Jr. was the game’s leading scorer. UNC Asheville had a turnover percentage of 9.2 (better than their season average of 14.8). Charleston Southern, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (7-10; 70.0 percent).
The Fighting Camels are trying to rebound after their 68-63 loss to the Radford Highlanders in their last outing. With 17 points and five rebounds, Cedric Henderson Jr. had a good outing for Campbell. Radford had a free throw rate of 0.375 (above their season average of 0.191). Campbell, meanwhile, forced the Highlanders into a turnover percentage of 17.9 (above their season average of 14.3).
The upper-echelon offense of Campbell will face off against the mid-tier defense of Charleston Southern. The Fighting Camels rank 97th in effective field goal percentage (0.520), while the Buccaneers are 307th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.527). The Fighting Camels figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.
This is the first time these teams will clash this year, after the Fighting Camels won the only contest last season, 73-72. The Fighting Camels dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.226 and a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.575. For those same stats, the Buccaneers were 0.131 and 0.525, respectively.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Campbell Fighting Camels Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Campbell, ATS Winner – Campbell, O/U – Under
The Fighting Camels rank 143rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.3) while the Buccaneers rank 239th (38.5).
Campbell ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while Charleston Southern ranks 66th (3.1).
Campbell ranks seventh in assists allowed per game (8.9) while Charleston Southern ranks 202nd (14.6).
The Fighting Camels rank 36th in steals per game (8.5) while the Buccaneers rank 159th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
Campbell ranks 35th in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Charleston Southern ranks 136th (21.8).
The Fighting Camels have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Campbell has defeated opponents by an average of 4.6 points.
During their last five games, the Buccaneers have scored an average of 81.4 points per game (13.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average).