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Charleston Southern Buccaneers take on Flames in college basketball test

Charleston Southern BuccaneersLiberty Flames
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Randolph Athletic Center

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Liberty Flames Odds


Liberty looks to cover the Flames-Buccaneers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-9 mark when they host Charleston Southern in college basketball action.

The game is being played at Randolph Athletic Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Flames sit at 5-9 (0-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Buccaneers are currently 8-4 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Liberty is 3-1 OU, and Charleston Southern is 0-1 OU.

View Charleston Southern vs Liberty Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 266-ranked Flames and the No. 146-rated Buccaneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-71 win for the Buccaneers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Liberty's No. 130-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 274 at 71.9 PPG. The Flames field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Buccaneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Charleston Southern features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

Charleston Southern was a 96-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Erskine. The Buccaneers blew out Erskine on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 96-69 win at CSU Field House.

Liberty lost its last outing, a 77-61 result against Richmond on December 28. The Flames endured a 77-61 loss at the hands of the Spiders on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Jesse Sanders at Robins Center.

Next up:
Charleston Southern at High Point, Monday, January 2
Liberty home to Presbyterian, Monday, January 2