NCAA hoops odds preview - Winthrop vs. Charleston Southern
Winthrop Eagles vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers Odds
Winthrop travels to Charleston Southern on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 6-7 record with a victory over the Buccaneers.
This season, the Buccaneers are 6-6 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 6-7 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Charleston Southern boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Winthrop is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buccaneers, most recently No. 34 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 147 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-66 victory for the Buccaneers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 217 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Charleston Southern’s No. 38 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charleston Southern is the No. 3-ranked team in the country at 9.5 per game, while Winthrop rates No. 224 at 5.8 per game.
Defensively, Winthrop features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Charleston Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 nationally in scoring at home.
Winthrop was a 74-61 loser in its last match at home against High Point. Winthrop suffered a 74-61 loss against High Point on Saturday, getting 14 points from Gideon Gamble in a losing effort at Winthrop Coliseum.
Charleston Southern won its last outing, an 81-74 result against Radford on January 5. Charleston Southern got 20 points and 11 assists from Saah Nimley en route to an 81-74 victory over Radford on Saturday at Dedmon Center.
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