Betting on today's Bulldogs and Spartans game? Catch the action at Hodge Center in Spartanburg, SC, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. UNC Asheville is favored by -4.5 in this Big South conference matchup the against USC Upstate. The over/under for the game is set at 147.5 points.

UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS VS USC UPSTATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +4.5

This game will be played at Hodge Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Spartans.
  • Not only will USC Upstate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Bulldogs Win on the Road?

Coming into tonight's game, UNC Asheville is 16-9 overall and 8-2 in Big South play. They have won two straight games, and their record as the favorite this season is 10-1. On the road, the Bulldogs are 6-6 this season, and their average scoring margin is -1.6 points per game.

In their last game, UNC Asheville defeated High Point by a score of 86-81. Over their last 10 road games, the Bulldogs have gone 5-5, and their record as the favorite is 10-1. This season, they are 8-7 in non-conference games.

UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 11-11 this season, going 6-5 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

UNC Asheville's over/under record this season is 14-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 154.4 points. Today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (150). Their last three games have had an average scoring total of 159 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

UNC Asheville's offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against High Point. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 28/30 from the free-throw line. Nicholas McMullen led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Fletcher Abee chipped in with 17 points.

Currently, the Bulldogs' defense holds the 233rd rank in the nation, allowing 74.6 points per game. Against High Point in their most recent game, the UNC Asheville defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing High Point to hit 50% of their shots.

Can USC Upstate Secure a Home Victory?

USC Upstate comes into this game as a 4.5-point underdog, and they have gone 4-15 as the underdog this season. They are 8-15 overall and have won two games in a row, and they are 3-7 in Big South play compared to 5-8 in non-conference games.

At home, the Spartans are 2-4 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 home games. On the year, they have an average scoring margin of -4.3 points per game at home compared to -8.0 on the road.

As the underdog this season, USC Upstate has an ATS record of 9-10. At home, their ATS mark is 3-3. Over their last three games at home, the Spartans are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in USC Upstate's games this year (141.7). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

In their recent game, the Spartans' offense concluded with 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.6 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Spartans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 197th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 238th in terms of percentage and 166th in three-pointers made.

USC Upstate's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Longwood, the Lancers finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 64 points vs. USC Upstate.