UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Big South Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023
The No. 1 seed UNC Asheville Bulldogs (24-7, 16-2 Big South) are favored by 9.5 points in their Big South Tournament matchup against the No. 9 seed Charleston Southern Buccaneers (10-20, 5-13 Big South) on Friday at Bojangles’ Coliseum, starting at 12:00 PM on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is 144.5.
UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Odds
- UNC Asheville odds to win: -516
- Charleston Southern odds to win: +390
- Spread: UNC Asheville (-9.5)
- Total: 144.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Venue: Bojangles’ Coliseum
Who Will Win UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern?
UNC Asheville and Charleston Southern Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
UNC Asheville is 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites.
Charleston Southern has a 5-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 9.5 points or more this season.
Between them, these two teams average 3.6 more points per game (148.1) than this matchup’s total (144.5).
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.5 fewer points per game (143) than this matchup’s total of 144.5 points.
The average total UNC Asheville has had set in games this season is 0.5 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Buccaneers this season is 2.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Bulldogs are 17-12-0 ATS this season.
The Buccaneers have gone 15-14-0 ATS this year.
UNC Asheville Stats & Insights
UNC Asheville averages 75.3 points per game (103rd in college basketball) while giving up 68.7 per contest (136th in college basketball). It has a +202 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 6.6 points per game.
UNC Asheville ranks 172nd in the country at 31.8 rebounds per game. That’s 1.2 more than the 30.6 its opponents average.
The Bulldogs make 7.9 three-pointers per game (121st in college basketball) at a 39.7% rate (fifth-best in college basketball), compared to the 6.1 per game their opponents make at a 29.5% rate.
UNC Asheville averages 96.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (114th in college basketball), and allows 87.9 points per 100 possessions (85th in college basketball).
The Bulldogs are scoring 79.6 points per game this season in home games, which is 7.7 more points than they’re averaging in away games (71.9).
Charleston Southern Stats & Insights
Charleston Southern has been outscored by 1.5 points per game (posting 72.8 points per game, 155th in college basketball, while giving up 74.3 per outing, 298th in college basketball) and has a -45 scoring differential.
Charleston Southern records 31.4 rebounds per game (203rd in college basketball), compared to the 30.9 of its opponents.
Charleston Southern knocks down 8.2 three-pointers per game (88th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 8.2 on average.
Charleston Southern’s 95.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 129th in college basketball, and the 97.7 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 328th in college basketball.
The Buccaneers score 79.7 points per game at home, and 66.5 on the road.
UNC Asheville Key Players to Watch
Drew Pember leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 20.4 points and 9.2 boards per game.
UNC Asheville’s best passer is Caleb Burgess, who averages 4.5 assists per game to go with his 5.4 PPG scoring average.
The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of Tajion Jones, who knocks down 2.8 threes per game.
Trent Stephney and Pember lead UNC Asheville on the defensive end, with Stephney leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Pember in blocks averaging 2.3 per contest.
Charleston Southern Key Players to Watch
Claudell Harris Jr. is the top scorer for the Buccaneers with 17.6 points per game. He also tacks on 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game to his scoring output.
The Charleston Southern leaders in rebounding and assists are Taje’ Kelly with 5.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.9 points and one assist per game) and RJ Johnson with 3.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 7.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game).
Tahlik Chavez is consistent from deep and leads the Buccaneers with 2.5 made threes per game.
Charleston Southern’s leader in steals is Harris (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is RJ Duhart (0.8 per game).
UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Charleston Southern (+9.5)
- Pick OU:
UNC Asheville 76, Charleston Southern 68
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