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Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Liberty Flames Odds
The Liberty Flames will hit the floor running against the visiting Charleston Southern Buccaneers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Flames currently sports a 6-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Buccaneers are 11-6 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Flames produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buccaneers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Flames at No. 239 and the Buccaneers at No. 59 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-66 result in favor of the Buccaneers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buccaneers is ranked No. 28 in NCAA hoops at 39.3 per game. Contrast that with Liberty’s No. 173 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Liberty is the No. 83-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Charleston Southern rates No. 2 at 9.6 per game.
Defensively, Charleston Southern features the nation's No. 77-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.
Charleston Southern was a 79-59 winner in its last match on the road against Presbyterian. Charleston Southern cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Presbyterian out of the gym and running up a 79-59 score at Furman Pinson Arena.
Liberty was a 74-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. The Flames blew out Longwood on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-47 win at Vines Center.
Charleston Southern home to Gardner-Webb, Wednesday, January 30
Liberty home to Campbell, Tuesday, January 29