Betting on today’s Buccaneers and Spartans game? Catch the action at Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 140.5 points, and USC Upstate is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Charleston Southern.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS VS USC UPSTATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans -5.5

This game will be played at Hodge Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Spartans.
  • Not only will USC Upstate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Charleston Southern Lock in a Road Win?

Charleston Southern enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-16 in 19 games as the underdog this season. They are 8-17 overall, and they have lost three straight games.

On the road, the Buccaneers have gone 2-11 this season, and they have lost their last two games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -16.2 points per game.

Charleston Southern’s ATS record for the season is 9-12-1 and they are 6-7 vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 road games, the Buccaneers are 5-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Charleston Southern has gone 8-11 ATS this season and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog.

Charleston Southern has an over/under record of 8-12-2 this season, and the average scoring total in their games is 141.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

The Charleston Southern offense is coming off a game where they scored 55 points against UNC Asheville. They posted a field goal percentage of 25.4% and connected on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Kalib Clinton with 16 points. A’Lahn Sumler also added 12 points for the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers’ defense is presently ranked 255th nationally, allowing an average of 75.5 points per contest. Against UNC Asheville, the Buccaneers’ defense gave up 86 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, UNC Asheville only made 10 free-throws.

Taking a Look at the Spartans Chances at Home

USC Upstate enters this game as the favorite for just the second time this season. The Spartans are 5-17 as the underdog, but they have gone just 2-6 at home this season. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 4-6.

On the road, USC Upstate is 4-11 this season, and they have a negative average scoring margin of -7.1 points per game. They have won their last two road games.

As the favorite this season, USC Upstate has an ATS record of 1-0 and an overall ATS record of 11-12. Their home ATS record is currently 3-5 and they have gone 1-2 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Spartans have gone 4-5-1.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in USC Upstate’s games this season (142.5). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

The USC Upstate offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus Gardner-Webb. During the game, they attempted 23 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 38.3%. The team’s top scorer is Trae Broadnax, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.4, while Justin Bailey also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 leading up to the game.

The Spartans’ defense is presently ranked 203rd nationally, allowing an average of 73.2 points per contest. USC Upstate’s three-point defense is currently 66th in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.3% of their shots vs. USC Upstate.