Looking to win big? The Buccaneers and Blue Hose face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Hose are hosting the game at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 141.5 points, with Presbyterian being favored by -7 at home against Charleston Southern.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose -7

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Buccaneers Exceed Expectations on the Road?

Charleston Southern comes into this game as a +7 underdog, and they have gone 5-17 as the underdog this season. Their record on the road this year is 3-11, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three road games.

Overall, the Buccaneers are 10-18 this season, and they are coming off a 58-57 win over Radford. In their last 10 road games, Charleston Southern has gone 3-7.

Against the spread, Charleston Southern has a record of 11-13-1 this season. On the road, they are 7-7 vs. the spread and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4. As the underdog this year, the Buccaneers have gone 10-12 vs. the spread and their mark vs. the spread as the underdog over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Charleston Southern’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-15-2 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points and their over/under record during that span is 0-3.

The Charleston Southern offense is coming off a game where they scored 58 points against Radford. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.9% and connected on 11 threes. The top scorer for the Buccaneers was A’Lahn Sumler with 24 points, while Taje’ Kelly also chipped in with 13 points.

The Buccaneers’ defense is presently ranked 230th nationally, allowing an average of 74.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Radford, the Highlanders finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 57 points vs. Charleston Southern.

Will the Blue Hose Defense Show Up at Home?

Presbyterian enters this game with a 13-17 record, including a 5-10 mark in Big South play. They are 5-8 at home this season and have gone 5-2 when favored. So far, they have been favored in seven of their 30 games.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Blue Hose have gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they lost to USC Upstate by a final score of 74-72. On the year, they have a scoring differential of -2.8 points per game at home.

Presbyterian has an ATS record of 15-11-1 this season, going 6-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last three home games, the Blue Hose are 2-1 ATS and they are 5-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. As the favorite this season, Presbyterian has gone 4-3 vs. the spread and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Presbyterian’s over/under record this season is 16-11 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.8). So far, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

In their recent game, the Blue Hose’s offense concluded with 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.3 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Marquis Barnett, who is averaging 15 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Samage Teel also maintains a PPG average of 13 heading into game.

The Blue Hose’s defense is presently ranked 214th nationally, allowing an average of 73.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Presbyterian’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.2% this season.