Betting on today's Spartans and Wildcats game? Catch the action at John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 138.5 points, and the Wildcats are the home favorites against the Spartans in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +13.5

This game will be played at John M. Belk Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Davidson winning straight-up, we like USC Upstate at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Will the Spartans Win on the Road?

USC Upstate will be playing their 12th game of the season, with a current record of 4-7. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, USC Upstate has a record of 3-7. USC Upstate comes into today's game with a 3-4 ATS record. In their last five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

After 11 games, USC Upstate has an over/under record of 2-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 143.1 points per game so far. When assessing the Spartans' performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, USC Upstate's offense scored 85 points against North Carolina Central. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.6%, and they went 13/17 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Spartans hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 232nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 112nd in terms of percentage and 72nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Spartans' defense is ranked 150th in the country at 70.8 points per contest. In today's game vs. Davidson, the USC Upstate defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, USC Upstate made 28 free-throws vs. the Spartans.

Can the Wildcats Lock in a Home Win?

Davidson has a record of 8-3 this season, and this will be their 12th game. In their last three home games, including one from last year, they have gone 3-0. As of now, Davidson has a winning record against the spread at 5-2. In their last ten games, Davidson has covered the spread in 3 out of 4 games.

Through 11 games, Davidson has an over/under record of 4-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 139.3 points per game so far. When looking at the Wildcats' last three games, their over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 137 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Davidson offense ended with 82 points against Wright State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 57.7% and made 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 190th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 121st in terms of percentage and 102nd in three-pointers made.

Davidson's defense has been playing well, ranking 67th nationally, with 65.8 points allowed per game. Davidson's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wright State offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.