USC Upstate vs. High Point - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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High Point (9-22) at USC Upstate (12-19)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (G.B. Hodge Center)
The Line: USC Upstate -4 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The High Point Panthers (9-22, CONF 6-12) and USC Upstate Spartans (12-19, CONF 7-11) face off in a Big South Conference showdown at the G.B. Hodge Center. High Point has won each of the two matchups between the two teams this season.
It has been a down season for High Point but they have done a good job of covering spreads. Over the last ten games the Panthers have only four wins but they have covered seven of the ten spreads. On the season High Point only has three wins on the road, and their offense has been an issue averaging only 60.2 points per game.
The defense for High Point also hasn’t been good on the road giving up 74.8 points and letting opponents shoot 46 percent from the field.
Guard John-Michael Wright is the star of the Panthers averaging 14.4 points while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. In the last game against Winthrop Wright put up 24 points and hit three shots from deep.
South Carolina Upstate has also had some issues this season and coming into this game they have lost four of the last five games. The one win for the Spartans in during that stretch was in their last game over Hampton. South Carolina Upstate put up 90 points against Hampton as 5.5 point underdogs.
The defense for USC Upstate has been an issue giving up 74.4 points and letting opponents shoot 46.2 percent from the field.
The Spartans are led by guards Everette Hammond and Tommy Bruner who are both averaging at least 13.9 points per game. If USC Upstate wants to make a run they need to run up the score, which should make life tough on High Point.
USC Upstate is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games. The over is 7-3 in South Carolina Upstates last 10 games overall.
High Point has already knocked off USC Upstate twice this season and there is no reason to believe they can’t do it again. Take the plus money and cash your ticket.