High Point Panthers vs. USC Upstate Spartans ATS Prediction 01/20/20

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The High Point Panthers (4-14, 1-4 BigSou) will be at the G.B. Hodge Center to challenge the USC Upstate Spartans (7-11, 2-3 BigSou) in a BigSou matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, 2020.

High Point Panthers at USC Upstate Spartans ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Spartans were beaten by the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, 83-67, while the Panthers lost big to the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 79-60.

High Point held Charleston Southern to an offensive rebounding percentage of 8.0 (below their season average of 25.9) while USC Upstate had a better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 15.2). Tommy Bruner put together a good performance for USC Upstate with 14 points. Emmanuel Izunabor, meanwhile had a solid performance for High Point, finishing with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Panthers won the only game between these two teams last season, 71-54. High Point had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.3 vs. 14.6). USC Upstate, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 15.4). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The aggressive High Point offense could be living from the charity stripe in this matchup. The Panthers rank 37th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.275, while USC Upstate is among the NCAA’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 333rd-ranked FTA rate of 0.310).

High Point Panthers vs. USC Upstate Spartans Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – USC Upstate, ATS Winner – USC Upstate, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • High Point ranks 38th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while USC Upstate ranks 166th (35.7).
  • The Spartans rank 138th in steals per game (6.3) while the Panthers rank 186th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
  • The Spartans rank 133rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.7) while the Panthers rank 256th (26.1).
  • USC Upstate ranks 128th in assists allowed per game (12.6) while High Point ranks 241st (16.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 61.8 points per game (1.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.8 points per game (1.4 above their season average).
  • The Spartans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 4.7 for the season.