The Panthers and Spartans are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Spartans will host the game at Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC. High Point is favored by -7 in this Big South conference contest against USC Upstate. The game’s over/under currently sits at 152.5 points.


The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +7

This game will be played at Hodge Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Spartans.
  • Not only will USC Upstate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Does High Point Have A Chance at Hodge Center?

High Point has been perfect at home this season, going 11-0. However, they have struggled on the road, posting a 3-4 record. Their average scoring margin on the road is just +1.1 points per game, compared to +10.7 at home.

So far, the Panthers have been favored in 11 of their 20 games, going 11-0 in those contests. They come into this game on an eight-game winning streak, and they are 5-0 in Big South play.

High Point has an overall ATS record of 11-5-2 this season, including a road ATS mark of 4-1-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 5-5 vs. the spread.

High Point’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 157.3 points. So far, their games have had an average over/under line of 151.9 and today’s line of 152.5 is right in line with that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their recent game, the Panthers’ offense concluded with 86 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 85.3 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Duke Miles who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.4. Kezza Giffa also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

On defense, High Point is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.8 points per game. High Point’s three-point defense is currently 121st in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.7% of their shots vs. High Point.

Can the USC Upstate Offense Score Enough at Home?

USC Upstate is 6-12 this season, including a 1-3 mark at home. They are 3-12 as the underdog, and they have been the underdog in 15 of their 18 games.

The Spartans have lost four straight road games by an average of 9.5 points per game, and their record on the road is 2-9. In their most recent game, they lost to Radford, 64-61.

As the underdog, USC Upstate has gone 7-8 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 2-2 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

USC Upstate’s over/under record this season is 7-8, and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, which is lower than the season average of 143.1. So far, 10 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

In their latest game, USC Upstate offense put up 61 points against Radford. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.8% and made 5 threes. The USC Upstate offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.1 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

At present, the Spartans’ defense is nationally ranked 174th, allowing 72.6 points per game. So far, the USC Upstate defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (509th).