Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Buccaneers and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 146 points, and UNC Asheville is favored by -12 vs. Charleston Southern in a Big South conference matchup.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS VS UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +12

This game will be played at Kimmel Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have UNC Asheville winning straight-up, we like Charleston Southern at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Charleston Southern Win on the Road?

Charleston Southern has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-10 away from home. Their average margin of defeat on the road this season is -15.0 points per game.

Overall, the Buccaneers are 8-16 this season and have lost two straight games. In Big South play, Charleston Southern is 4-7 compared to their non-conference record of 4-9.

As the underdog, Charleston Southern has an ATS record of 8-10 this season. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 6-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, the Buccaneers have gone 2-1 ATS.

Charleston Southern games have an over/under record of 8-11-2 this season, and today’s over/under line of 146 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 142.4. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Charleston Southern is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 77 points vs. Gardner-Webb. This figure is more than their season average of 69.7 points per game. Offensively, the Buccaneers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 294th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 189th in terms of percentage and 233rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Buccaneers’ defense holds the 246th rank in the nation, allowing 75.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Gardner-Webb, the Runnin’ Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 85 points vs. Charleston Southern.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored UNC Asheville?

UNC Asheville enters today’s game with an overall record of 18-9 and a four-game win streak. In Big South play, the Bulldogs are 10-2 compared to their 8-7 non-conference mark. At home, UNC Asheville has gone 8-3 this season, and they have won eight straight games at home.

So far this season, UNC Asheville has been favored in 13 of their 27 games, going 12-1 in those matchups. As for their average scoring margin at home, it sits at +1.4 compared to -0.5 on the road.

UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 12-12 this season. At home, they are 6-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

UNC Asheville’s over/under record for the season is 14-10 and their games have averaged 153.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 146 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Against Presbyterian, the UNC Asheville had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.4 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.3% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Drew Pember who comes into today’s matchup averaging 20.8. Josh Banks also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.1.

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 217th nationally, allowing an average of 74.0 points per contest. Against Presbyterian in their most recent game, the UNC Asheville defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Presbyterian to hit 38% of their shots.