USC Upstate Stetson Betting Preview
Stetson Hatters vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The USC Upstate Spartans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Stetson Hatters at G. B. Hodge Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
USC Upstate will face the 6-10 Hatters, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hatters are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 129 and the Hatters at No. 301 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-66 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and USC Upstate has the nation's No. 108-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Hatters defense ranks No. 328 allowing on average 75.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Hatters marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Defensively, Stetson features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.9 points per game. USC Upstate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.
Stetson won its last outing, a 72-70 result against East Tennessee State on January 10. Stetson earned a 72-70 victory over East Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Adam Pegg at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
USC Upstate was a 72-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida Gulf Coast. Torrey Craig poured in 24 points and added 14 rebounds in a losing cause for USC Upstate on Thursday, as the Eagles rolled to a 72-71 victory over USC Upstate at G. B. Hodge Center.
Stetson home to Northern Kentucky, Thursday, January 17
USC Upstate at Kennesaw State, Thursday, January 17