UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (6-7, 0-2 BigSou) will be at Buccaneer Fieldhouse to meet the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (7-8, 1-2 BigSou) in a BigSou matchup. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Buccaneers lost big to the Longwood Lancers, 74-56, while the Bulldogs lost a tough one against the Campbell Fighting Camels, 64-62.

UNC Asheville had a better free throw rate (0.190 vs. 0.104) while Charleston Southern held Longwood to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.9 (below their season average of 24.1). Deontaye Buskey had a good game for Charleston Southern, finishing with 20 points and five steals. Tajion Jones, meanwhile fueled UNC Asheville with 17 points.

The Buccaneers dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent game, Charleston Southern won 77-48. The Buccaneers’ 10.0 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Bulldogs, who had a rate of 24.6. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

It could be a mistake-prone game for the Charleston Southern offense. Charleston Southern ranks 244th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.5 percent), while the disruptive defense of UNC Asheville forces the fourth-most turnovers in the country (27.6 percent).

UNC Asheville at Charleston Southern Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Charleston Southern, ATS Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UNC Asheville averages 10.0 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the country. Charleston Southern ranks 153rd in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Buccaneers rank 69th (3.1).
  • Charleston Southern averages 12.6 assists per game, which ranks 164th in the country. UNC Asheville ranks 173rd in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • The Bulldogs rank first in three pointers allowed per game (13.8) while the Buccaneers rank 122nd (21.7).
  • UNC Asheville ranks 145th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5) while Charleston Southern ranks 230th (38.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Buccaneers have scored an average of 82.8 points per game (14.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (1.3 below their season average).
  • The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 4.8 for the season.