Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blue Hose and Spartans. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Spartans at Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 140.5 points, and USC Upstate is favored by -2 vs. Presbyterian in a Big South conference matchup.

PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE VS USC UPSTATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans -2

This game will be played at Hodge Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

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 -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Blue Hose Stand a Chance on the Road?

Presbyterian has been an underdog in 19 of its 29 games this season, and the Blue Hose are 5-14 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -3.2 points per game, and they are 5-8 on the road.

In their last game, the Blue Hose defeated Winthrop by a score of 78-55. Over their last 10 road games, Presbyterian has gone 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Presbyterian has gone 11-8 vs. the spread. Their road ATS mark is 9-4 and they have covered their last 3 games away from home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Hose have an ATS record of 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for Presbyterian is 15-11. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 147.4 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 140.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 142 points compared to their season average of 143.9.

The Presbyterian offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Winthrop. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.5% and connected on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Marquis Barnett, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.1, while Samage Teel also carries a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Currently, the Blue Hose’s defense holds the 210th rank in the nation, allowing 73.5 points per game. Against Winthrop in their most recent game, the Presbyterian defense gave up a total of 55 points while allowing Winthrop to hit 43% of their shots.

Does USC Upstate Have a Shot at a Home Win?

USC Upstate is coming off a loss to Winthrop, which dropped their record to 9-19. So far this season, the Spartans are 4-11 in Big South play compared to 5-8 in non-conference games.

At home, USC Upstate has gone just 2-7, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Spartans have gone 3-7.

USC Upstate’s ATS record this season is 12-13 and they are 3-6 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-5-1.

On the season, the over/under record for USC Upstate games is 12-13. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 143.8 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 142.5. Today’s over/under line is 140.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In their recent matchup, the USC Upstate offense ended with 74 points against Winthrop. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 14 threes. On the offensive front, the Spartans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 227th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 224th in terms of percentage and 145th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, USC Upstate is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Winthrop, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 83 points vs. USC Upstate.