USC Upstate Spartans (0-8) at High Point Panthers (2-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Millis Center)
The Line: High Point Panthers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The South Carolina Upstate Spartans and High Point Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Nido and Mariana Qubein.
The South Carolina Upstate Spartans look for a win to rebound from an 0-8 start. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are averaging 69.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.9 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Tommy Bruner is averaging 15 points and 5.3 assists while Bryson Mozone is averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Everette Hammond is the third double-digit scorer and Nevin Zink is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.1 rebounds per game.
The High Point Panthers need a win after a sluggish 2-5 record. The High Point Panthers are averaging 74.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. John-Michael Wright is averaging 18.9 points and 3.9 assists while Lydell Elmore is averaging 11.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Emmanuel Izunabor is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Ahmil Flowers is dishing 2.6 assists. The High Point Panthers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The High Point Panthers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 home games.
The South Carolina Upstate Spartans have had no success at either end of the floor and it's hard to get behind them with any confidence right now. The High Point Panthers have had their issues as well, but at least they've been able to finish a couple of their games and they look far and away more polished offensively. High Point is the better team here, and I'll lay the reasonable chalk.