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UNC Asheville vs Charleston Southern Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Charleston Southern Buccaneers
  • Where: Charleston at Buccaneer Fieldhouse
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: UNC Asheville +1, NCASHE -110 | CHSOU -110 O/U 145.5

Bulldogs Preview:

The UNC Asheville will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 4 game win streak and have an overall record of 13-6. So far, the Bulldogs have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 5-5. For the season, UNC Asheville has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +1 point underdogs.

Drew Pember comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 19.11 points per contest. Not only has Pember been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNC Asheville’s top rebounder at 9.74 boards per contest. Behind Pember, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tajion Jones, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.79 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.6% of his shots and is adding 5.53 boards per game.

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On offense, UNC Asheville comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 484th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Bulldogs’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.9 points per game. So far, 40.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.

Buccaneers Preview:

Charleston Southern heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-10. So far this season, Charleston Southern has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. The Buccaneers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Charleston Southern has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.

Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr., who is averaging 19.0 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 24.27% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.06 rebounds per game and 2.24 assists. Taje’ Kelly is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 11.41 points per game. Between him and Kelly, they are accounting for 38.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charleston Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 290th in college basketball at 68.5 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 Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 426th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UNC Asheville Bulldogs +1

Heading into this matchup between the Charleston Southern Buccaneers and UNC Asheville Bulldogs we have a strong lean on taking the points with UNC Asheville at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for UNC Asheville to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the UNC Asheville Bulldogs at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.


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