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USC Upstate vs Campbell Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds

Spartans vs Fighting Camels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: USC Upstate Spartans at Campbell Fighting Camels
  • Where: Buies Creek at Pope Convocation Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Betting Odds: USC Upstate +5, SCUP +180 | CAMP -225 O/U 133.0

Spartans Preview:

USC Upstate will take the floor against the Fighting Camels with an overall record of 9-12. On the road, the Spartans will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 2-10. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 16 times, going 5-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.

USC Upstate will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Gainey who is averaging 15.14 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 46.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.95 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%.

Fighting Camels Preview:

Through 22 games, the Campbell Fighting Camels have an overall record of 9-13. So far this season, Campbell has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Fighting Camels as the -5 point favorites. The Fighting Camels have been favored 7 times, going 1-6 straight up.

Campbell’s leading scorer this season is Ricky Clemons, who is averaging 13.09 points per contest. So far, Clemons has accounted for 18.62% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.77 rebounds per game and 3.27 assists. Anthony Dell’orso is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Camels, averaging 10.32 points per game. Between him and Dell’orso, they are accounting for 33.3% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: USC Upstate Spartans +5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Campbell Fighting Camels are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5. However, we anticipate USC Upstate putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Fighting Camels as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Spartans to cover.