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Buccaneers face College of Charleston Cougars: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Charleston Southern BuccaneersCollege of Charleston Cougars
Dec 17, 6:00 PM | Carolina First Arena

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds


The Cougars will try to cover the spread at Carolina First Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in college basketball action.

This season, the Cougars are 8-1 overall and 5-3 ATS ATS, while the Buccaneers are 6-3 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, College of Charleston boasts a 3-4-1 on the OU, and Charleston Southern is 0-1.

View Charleston Southern vs College of Charleston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Buccaneers odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. College of Charleston is rated No. 142 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Charleston Southern is at No. 165. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-81 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buccaneers is ranked No. 72 in NCAA hoops at 38.2 per game. Contrast that with College of Charleston’s No. 186 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, College of Charleston is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while Charleston Southern rates No. 46 at 8 per game.

Defensively, Charleston Southern features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. College of Charleston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charleston Southern, they were an 88-69 winner as they battled The Citadel on the road. Arlon Harper scored 19 points leading the Buccaneers to an 88-69 victory over The Citadel at McAlister Field House on Wednesday.

College of Charleston was a 71-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Antwaine Wiggins scored 24 points leading the Cougars to a 71-65 victory over Tennessee at Carolina First Arena on Wednesday.

College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Louisville are 1-0
After playing Tennessee are 1-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Buccaneers at Cougars trends to consider:
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charleston Southern
College of Charleston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Charleston Southern

Next up:
Charleston Southern at Stetson, Wednesday, December 21
College of Charleston at Louisville, Tuesday, December 20