Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Spartans? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC. The Eagles are the favorites in this Big South conference matchup the against the Spartans. The over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.
WINTHROP EAGLES VS USC UPSTATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +5.5
This game will be played at Hodge Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Spartans.
- Not only will USC Upstate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Are Winthrop Ready for a Road Win?
Winthrop comes into today’s game as the favorite, favored by 5.5 points. So far this season, they have gone 10-6 and have lost their last three games. On the road, the Eagles are just 2-5 and have an average scoring margin of -6.1 points per game.
In their last game, Winthrop faced off against Florida State and lost by a score of 67-61. Over their last ten road games, the Eagles are just 4-6.
Winthrop has an ATS record of 5-7 this season and they are 3-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, they are 3-4 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 4-6 ATS mark.
Winthrop’s over/under record this season is 4-8 and today’s line of 140.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.1). Their last three games have averaged 143 points compared to their season average of 145.5. So far, six of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.
In their most recent game, the Winthrop offense concluded with only 61 points against Florida State. Throughout the game, they made 7/16 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 33.3%. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 196th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 180th in percentage and 185th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 67.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Florida State, the Seminoles finished with a field goal percentage of 31% and a total of 67 points vs. Winthrop.
Will the Spartans Win at Hodge Center?
USC Upstate will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak when they take on Winthrop at home. So far this season, the Spartans are 5-9 overall and 0-2 at home.
As the underdog, USC Upstate has gone 2-9 in games where they were not favored. In their last game, the Spartans took on UNC Asheville and lost by a score of 95-67.
As the underdog this season, USC Upstate is 4-7 against the spread. In their two home games, they have yet to cover the spread. However, over their last 10 home games, the Spartans have an ATS record of 5-2.
So far this season, the over/under record for USC Upstate games is 4-7. The average over/under line in their games is 143.3 and the average score is 142.6. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than their average scoring total this year. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 and the average scoring total is 151 points.
In their previous game, the Spartans’ offense finished with 67 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.9 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Trae Broadnax, who holds an average of 12.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Justin Bailey is averaging 10.9 points per game this season.
USC Upstate’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.3 points per game. USC Upstate’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the UNC Asheville offense to knock down 59% of their shots on their way to putting up 95 points.