The Eagles and Buccaneers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Buccaneers will host the game at Buccaneer Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC. Winthrop is favored by -6.5 in this Big South conference matchup the against Charleston Southern. The over/under for the game is set at 144 points.
WINTHROP EAGLES VS CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +6.5
This game will be played at Buccaneer Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
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 +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for Winthrop?
Winthrop heads into this game against Charleston Southern as a 6.5-point favorite. The team has gone 10-2 when favored this season and has an average scoring margin of +8.8 points per game at home compared to -3.6 on the road.
Over their last 10 road games, the Eagles have gone 4-6, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak, with their most recent game being a 79-74 loss to Gardner-Webb.
As the favorite, Winthrop has gone 5-7 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS record is 4-6 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6. In their last three road games, the Eagles are 1-2 vs. the spread.
Winthrop’s over/under record this season is 9-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 144. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.
The Winthrop offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Gardner-Webb. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% and connected on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 158th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 106th in percentage and 138th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 118th in the country, permitting 70.4 points per game. The Winthrop defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed Gardner-Webb to connect on 6 threes.
Taking a Look at the Buccaneers Chances at Home
Charleston Southern enters this game with a record of 6-12, including a 2-3 mark in Big South play. They are coming off an 86-79 loss to High Point and are 2-1 in their last three home games.
As the underdog, the Buccaneers have gone just 1-11 this season, compared to 2-1 when they are favored. For the year, they are 2-3 at home, compared to 1-9 on the road.
As the underdog, Charleston Southern has gone 5-7 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 6-8-1. At home, the Buccaneers are just 1-3-1 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 home ATS record is 2-4-1. Over their last three games as the underdog, Charleston Southern is 2-1 vs. the spread.
Charleston Southern’s over/under record this season is 6-7-2 and today’s line of 144 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.8). Their last three games have averaged 156 points compared to their season average of 143 points per game. So far, nine of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.
Charleston Southern’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. High Point. Overall, they hit 46.4% of their shots from the field and went 21/27 from the free-throw line. Taje’ Kelly led the scoring for the Buccaneers, contributing 25 points. Additionally, RJ Johnson chipped in with 25 points.
At present, the Buccaneers’ defense is nationally ranked 233rd, allowing 75.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. High Point, the Panthers finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 86 points vs. Charleston Southern.