Looking to win big? The Spartans and Blue Hose face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Hose are hosting the game at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 142 points, and Presbyterian is favored by -1.5 to win at home against USC Upstate.

USC UPSTATE SPARTANS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose -1.5

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does USC Upstate Have a Shot at a Road Win?

USC Upstate is 6-14 this season, including a 1-6 mark in Big South play. They have lost three straight games and are 2-10 on the road this year.

As an underdog, the Spartans are 3-14. They are currently on a five-game losing streak on the road.

As the underdog, USC Upstate has an ATS record of 8-9 this season. On the road, the Spartans are 6-6 vs. the spread, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 5-5.

This season, the over/under record in USC Upstate games is 8-9, and today’s line of 142 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, and during their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 144 points. So far this year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142.

In their previous game, the Spartans’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.3 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Trae Broadnax, who is averaging 13.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Justin Bailey also maintains a PPG average of 10.9 heading into game.

On defense, USC Upstate is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. USC Upstate’s three-point defense is currently 50th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.8% of their shots vs. USC Upstate.

Can the Blue Hose Lock in a Home Win?

Presbyterian will be looking to snap a six-game losing streak when they take on USC Upstate. The Blue Hose are 9-13 overall, including a 1-6 mark in Big South play.

On the season, Presbyterian has gone 4-2 when favored, and they are 2-7 at home. In their last game, the Blue Hose lost to Radford by a score of 73-58.

Presbyterian’s ATS record this season is currently 9-10. At home, their ATS mark is 3-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Hose have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home contests, they are 2-1 ATS.

Presbyterian’s over/under record this season is 11-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.6). So far, 10 of their games have had higher OU lines than 142 and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 149 points.

In their recent matchup, the Presbyterian offense ended with 58 points against Radford. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.2% and made 7 threes. Marquis Barnett is leading the team in scoring at 14 points per contest. Samage Teel has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.1 going into the game.

In terms of defense, Presbyterian is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.9 points per game. Presbyterian’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Radford offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.