UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Odds

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BigSou foes will collide when the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (12-14, 7-8 BigSou) meet the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (18-10, 11-4 BigSou) at Buccaneer Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Preview

In the Bulldogs last matchup, they lost to the Liberty Flames, 82-69. UNC Asheville’s Ahmad Thomas put together a solid game, leading both teams in scoring with 30 points on 10-for-22 shooting. Liberty had an effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.538). UNC Asheville, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.236). The Buccaneers hope to maintain momentum after topping the Longwood Lancers in their last matchup, 77-65. With 17 points on 6-for-17 shooting, Cortez Mitchell was Charleston Southern’s leading scorer. The Buccaneers had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 17.6) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.2 (above their season average of 31.8). Looking at effective field goal percentage, UNC Asheville figures to have a substantial advantage. The upper-echelon Bulldogs offense ranks 52nd in the nation in that metric at 0.546, while the bottom-tier Charleston Southern defense is ranked 270th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.523). These teams have already met once this season. The Bulldogs won 83-73. UNC Asheville’s 0.755 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Charleston Southern, who had a rate of 0.545. MaCio Teague scored a game-high 27 points.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Charleston Southern Buccaneers Prediction

Prediction: SU Winner – Charleston Southern, ATS Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Bulldogs rank 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while the Buccaneers rank 62nd (32.7).
  • UNC Asheville ranks 70th in assists per game (15.2) while Charleston Southern ranks 225th (12.2).
  • The Buccaneers rank 40th in steals per game (7.5) while the Bulldogs rank 150th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • UNC Asheville ranks 169th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6) while Charleston Southern ranks 232nd (24.1).

Betting Trends:

  • The Buccaneers average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.2, up from 3.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (5.2 below their season average).