Looking to win big? The Buccaneers and Bulldogs face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 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 Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 6:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

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 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Buccaneers Have What it Takes in High Point?

Charleston Southern enters this game with a 10-19 overall record and a 6-10 mark in Big South conference play. On the road, the Buccaneers are just 3-12 this season, and their average scoring margin is -14.3 points per game.

As the underdog, Charleston Southern is 5-18 this season. In their last game, the Buccaneers lost to Presbyterian by a score of 72-65. Over their last ten road games, Charleston Southern is 3-7.

As the underdog, Charleston Southern has gone 10-12-1 against the spread this season and 11-13-2 overall. On the road, the Buccaneers are 7-7-1 vs. the spread this year and 5-4-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Charleston Southern’s over/under record for the season is 8-16-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 142.9. So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 142.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

The Charleston Southern offense is coming off a game where they scored 65 points against Presbyterian. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% and connected on 7 threes. A’Lahn Sumler was the leading scorer for the Buccaneers, putting up 23 points. In addition, Taje’ Kelly contributed 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Charleston Southern defense is giving up an average of 74.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.3 threes per game vs. UNC Asheville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.2%.

Can UNC Asheville Secure a Home Victory?

UNC Asheville is 9-4 at home this season, and they have won four of their last five games at home. Over their last ten games at home, the Bulldogs are 9-1. For the season, they have been favored in 16 games, and they have gone 14-2 in those matchups.

So far, UNC Asheville has an overall record of 20-11. They are 12-4 in Big South games and 8-7 in non-conference games. The Bulldogs’ average scoring margin at home this season is +3.5 points per game.

UNC Asheville has an overall ATS record of 14-14 this season and they are 9-7 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 7-3 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville sits at 16-12. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 152.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than their season average OU line of 149.7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

Compared to their season average of 80 points per game, UNC Asheville struggled in their previous game. Against Radford, the Bulldogs scored 71 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.3%. One area that the UNC Asheville offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 10th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

Coming into today’s game, the UNC Asheville defense is giving up an average of 73.3 points per contest. The UNC Asheville defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Radford to connect on 6 threes.