Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Spartans versus the Pirates? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 142.5 points, and the Pirates are favored to win at home vs. the Spartans.
USC UPSTATE SPARTANS VS EAST CAROLINA PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +13.5
This game will be played at Minges Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Pirates.
- Even though we have East Carolina winning straight-up, we like USC Upstate at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.
Will the Spartans Make it Happen in Greenville?
After two games, USC Upstate sits at 0-2 overall. Up to this point in the season, the Spartans’ games have been exclusively away from home. Looking at USC Upstate’s record vs. the spread so far, they come into today’s matchup with a record of 0-2. USC Upstate’s performance in their last ten games, encompassing the previous season, reflects an ATS record of 6-2-1.
Up to this point, games involving USC Upstate have had an average of 138 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.2 points. Their over/under record is 0-2-0. When assessing the Spartans’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-2, with their games averaging 75 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the USC Upstate offense ended with 67 points against Vanderbilt. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.6% and made 10 threes. For the season, the USC Upstate offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 264th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 58th in the country, permitting 68.0 points per game.
Will the Pirates Come Through as Home Favorites?
With a 77-63 win over Campbell in their most recent matchup, USC Upstate has a 1-0 record. This season, the Pirates’ games have all been road contests. Digging into East Carolina’s ATS performance so, they come into today’s game with an ATS record of 1-0. The school’s ATS record in the last three games stands at 2-0, accompanied by an average scoring margin of 9.
USC Upstate has started the season with an over/under mark of 1-0-0 after one game, after going 17-16-0 last season. In the Pirates’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 76 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
The USC Upstate offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Campbell. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Russell Felton Jr. with 30 points. Brandon Johnson also added 13 points for the Pirates.
So far, the Pirates’ defense is ranked 32nd in the country at 62.0 points per contest.