Betting on today’s Bulldogs and Buccaneers game? Catch the action at Buccaneer Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC, as the Buccaneers hosts this showdown at 5:30 ET on ESPN+. UNC Asheville is favored by -9 in this Big South conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 148 points.


The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +9

This game will be played at Buccaneer Fieldhouse at 5:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Buccaneers.
  • Not only will Charleston Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Bulldogs Offense Score Enough on the Road?

UNC Asheville has been a much better team at home this season, going 5-3 compared to their 5-5 record on the road. They have also been the favorite in 8 of their 21 games, going 7-1 in those contests.

After their 81-69 win over Radford, the Bulldogs are riding a three-game win streak. Their overall record for the season stands at 13-8, including a 5-1 mark in Big South play.

UNC Asheville has been .500 vs. the spread this season with a 9-9 mark. On the road, the Bulldogs are 5-5 against the spread. Over their last three road games, UNC Asheville is 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is right in line with the average over/under line in UNC Asheville’s games this season (149.7). So far, their over/under record is 11-7. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, which is lower than the season average of 154.4 points per game.

In their latest game, UNC Asheville’s offense looked good, scoring 81 points against Radford. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 59.6% and made 12/14 free throws. The UNC Asheville offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 74.3 points per contest. UNC Asheville’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Radford offense to knock down 59% of their shots on their way to putting up 69 points.

Will Charleston Southern Find a Way to Win at Home?

Charleston Southern is coming off a 78-59 loss to Winthrop and has dropped two straight games. Their overall record is 6-13, and they are 2-4 in the Big South.

At home this season, the Buccaneers have gone 2-4, and their average scoring margin is -6.7 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, Charleston Southern is 6-4.

As the underdog, Charleston Southern has an ATS record of 5-8 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 1-4-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6 vs. the spread. Their ATS record vs. the spread over their last 3 games as the underdog is 2-1.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in Charleston Southern’s games this year (142.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 149 points.

The Charleston Southern offense is coming off a game in which they scored 59 points vs. Winthrop. Overall their field goal percentage was 32.8% while connecting on 2 threes. Leading the team in scoring is RJ Johnson, who is averaging 16.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Taje’ Kelly also maintains a PPG average of 15.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Buccaneers’ defense is positioned 243rd in the country, permitting 75.8 points per game. Charleston Southern’s three-point defense is currently 26th in the country at 5.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.8% of their shots vs. Charleston Southern.