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Campbell vs USC Upstate Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Fighting Camels vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Campbell Fighting Camels at USC Upstate Spartans
  • Where: Spartanburg at Hodge Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Campbell +1, CAMP -104 | SCUP -118 O/U 132.0

Fighting Camels Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs USC Upstate, the Campbell Fighting Camels will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. On the road, the Fighting Camels will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 2-7. So far, the Fighting Camels have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

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Campbell’s leading scorer this season is Ricky Clemons, who is averaging 12.75 points per contest. So far, Clemons has accounted for 18.94% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.56 rebounds per game and 3.31 assists. Joshua Lusane is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Camels, averaging 10.56 points per game. Between him and Lusane, they are accounting for 34.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Campbell this season, as they are currently ranked 352nd in college basketball at 66.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Fighting Camels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 362nd in the NCAA.

Spartans Preview:

USC Upstate will take the floor against the Fighting Camels with an overall record of 8-7. Currently, the Spartans have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Spartans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, USC Upstate has been favored to win in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 1-0.

USC Upstate will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Gainey who is averaging 16.07 points per game for the Spartans. Gainey is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Trae Broadnax who has hit 46.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.2 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, USC Upstate will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Spartans are ranked 208th at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 425th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, USC Upstate is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Campbell Fighting Camels +1

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have USC Upstate as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Campbell Fighting Camels to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with USC Upstate at 7.93 made 3’s per game compared to Campbell at 6.41. Look for Campbell to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Spartans.

 


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