Charleston Southern vs USC Upstate Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

USC Upstate (9-17) vs Charleston Southern (8-17)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm (G.B. Hodge Center)

Betting Odds: USC Upstate -5.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and the South Carolina Upstate Spartans meet in college basketball action from the G.B. Hodge Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out on top in Wednesday’s Big South action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Charleston Southern vs. South Carolina Upstate Prediction.

Charleston Southern Team Preview

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after an 86-55 loss to UNC-Asheville last time out. RJ Johnson leads Charleston Southern in scoring and assists with 15.5 PPG and 2.6 APG while Taje’ Kelly has 14.8 PPG with a team-high 7.7 RPG to lead the Buccaneers in rebounding this season. A’lahn Sumler has 13.8 PPG and DJ Patrick has 10.9 PPG with 3.8 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Charleston Southern up to this point in the year. As a team, Charleston Southern is averaging 69.1 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 75.2% from the foul line this season.

South Carolina Upstate Team Preview

The South Carolina Upstate Spartans will try to rebound after a 73-65 loss to Gardner-Webb last time out. Trae Broadnax leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with 14.4 PPG with 3.8 APG along with 4 RPG while Justin Bailey has 11.8 PPG with 3.1 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for USC Upstate up to this point in the year. Nick Alves has 9.2 PPG with 3.4 RPG while Ahmir Langlais has 8.9 PPG with a team-high 6.3 RPG to lead the Spartans on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, USC Upstate is averaging 71.6 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 64.8% from the foul line this season. SC Upstate will take on Winthrop after this game.

Charleston Southern vs. USC Upstate Prediction

I’m leaning towards Charleston Southern here. I just don’t feel like laying points with USC Upstate when I don’t think there’s that much separating these teams. USC Upstate has the slightly better offense and I feel the Buccaneers have the much better defense and I think having points in my back pocket is where I want to be in this game.

Chris’s Pick Charleston Southern +5.5

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