Betting on today’s Spartans and Buccaneers game? Catch the action at Buccaneer Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC, as the Buccaneers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have the Buccaneers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139.5 points.

USC UPSTATE SPARTANS VS CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers -1

This game will be played at Buccaneer Fieldhouse at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS:

  • 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 -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can USC Upstate Lock in a Road Win?

USC Upstate comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been in 11 of their 15 games this season. The Spartans have struggled on the road this year, going just 2-7, and they have lost their last two away from home.

Overall, USC Upstate is 5-10, with a four-game losing streak. In their last game, the Spartans fell to UNC Asheville by a score of 95-67. So far, they are 0-1 in Big South play, compared to 5-9 in non-conference action.

USC Upstate has an ATS record of 4-7 this season and they have gone 4-5 vs the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans are 4-6 vs the spread.

USC Upstate has an over/under record of 4-7 this season and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than their average over/under line of 143.3. So far, 5 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 165 points.

The USC Upstate offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against UNC Asheville. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.7% and connected on 6 threes. Nick Alves led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Trae Broadnax contributed 12 points for the Spartans.

On the defensive side, USC Upstate is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, USC Upstate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.

Does Charleston Southern Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Charleston Southern has not had much success at home this season, going just 1-3. They will look to snap a two-game losing streak at home, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games at home. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 16 games, going just 1-10 in those games.

Overall, Charleston Southern is 5-11 this season, and they are 1-2 in Big South play. They are coming off an 86-74 win over Gardner-Webb, and they are 4-9 in non-conference games this season.

Charleston Southern has struggled against the spread this season, going just 4-8-1. Their home ATS record is 0-3-1 and they are just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games at home. As the favorite, the Buccaneers are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Charleston Southern games is 4-7-2. On average, their games have finished with 141 points, which is 1.6 points lower than the average over/under line of 142.6. Currently, their over/under line for today’s game is set at 139.5. This year, eight of their games have had a higher over/under line than that. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and over their last five games, the average scoring total is 153 points.

Charleston Southern is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 86 points versus Gardner-Webb. This output is higher than their season-average of 70.2 points per game. The team’s top scorer is RJ Johnson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.9, while Taje’ Kelly also maintains a PPG average of 15.2 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Charleston Southern defense is giving up an average of 75.4 points per contest. Against Gardner-Webb in their most recent game, the Charleston Southern defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Gardner-Webb to hit 38% of their shots.