Big South Tournament - Charleston Southern Buccaneers home to Winthrop Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action
Winthrop Eagles vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Eagles of Winthrop hit the hard court against the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern.
This game is part of the Big South Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at HTC Center.
The Buccaneers sport records of 17-11 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 14-16 and 3-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Buccaneers and 1-2 for the Eagles.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buccaneers - Eagles odds would favor the Buccaneers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Charleston Southern is rated No. 68 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Winthrop is at No. 192. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-65 win for the Buccaneers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Charleston Southern's No. 21-rated squad against Winthrop's No. 260-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Charleston Southern rates No. 3 in the country with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 199 nationally with 5.9 per match.
Defensively, Winthrop features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Charleston Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Winthrop, they were a 60-58 winner as they battled Radford on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Joab Jerome scored 22 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Winthrop on Tuesday, leading the Eagles to a 60-58 victory over Radford at HTC Center.
Last time out for Charleston Southern, they were a 75-64 winner as they battled Coastal Carolina at home. Mathiang Muo scored 17 points leading the Buccaneers to a 75-64 victory over Coastal Carolina at CSU Field House on Saturday.