The Spartans and Eagles are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles will host the game at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have Winthrop as the -9 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.

USC UPSTATE SPARTANS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +9

This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Winthrop winning straight-up, we like USC Upstate at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Spartans Find a Way to Win in Rock Hill?

USC Upstate enters this game as a 9-point underdog, and they have gone 5-17 in 22 games as the underdog this season. The Spartans are 9-18 overall, including a 4-10 mark in Big South Conference games.

On the road this season, USC Upstate is 4-11, and they have lost their last two games. Over their last 10 road games, the Spartans have gone 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -7.1 points per game.

USC Upstate has an ATS record of 11-13 this season and they are 8-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Spartans have gone 10-12 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, USC Upstate has a 5-5 ATS mark.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in USC Upstate’s games this season (142.5). So far this year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 142 points compared to their season average of 143.3 points per game.

Most recently, the USC Upstate offense finished with just 60 points vs. Charleston Southern. For the game, they hit 4/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.2%. The team’s top scorer is Trae Broadnax, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.3, while Justin Bailey also maintains a PPG average of 12 leading up to the game.

On defense, USC Upstate is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.8 points per game. USC Upstate will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Charleston Southern to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.

Can the Eagles Secure a Win at Home?

In their last game, Winthrop lost to Presbyterian by a score of 78-55. They are now 16-12 on the season and 7-7 in Big South play. At home, the Eagles have gone 7-4, and they are 12-4 when they are favored. For the year, their average scoring margin is +6.0 points per game.

Over their last ten games at home, the Eagles have gone 7-3. So far this season, they have been favored in 16 games, going 12-4. For the year, their average scoring margin is +6.0 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Winthrop has gone 7-9 vs the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have a 5-5 ATS mark. At home this year, Winthrop is 4-7 ATS and they are just 2-6 ATS in their last 10 home games. In their last 3 home games, the Eagles are 1-2 vs the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Winthrop games is 14-12 and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

In contrast to their season average of 77.7 points per game, the Winthrop had a below average performance. They scored 55 points against Presbyterian and had a field goal percentage of 43.1%. The top scorer for the Eagles was Kelton Talford with 15 points, while Micheal Anumba also chipped in with 13 points.

Winthrop’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 78 points vs. Winthrop.