Winthrop Eagles (8-0) at Charleston Southern Buccaneers (1-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Buccaneer Fieldhouse)
The Line: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +14 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winthrop Eagles and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers meet in college basketball action from Buccaneer Fieldhouse on Tuesday afternoon.
The Winthrop Eagles will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 8-0 on the year following their 85-69 win over Charleston Southern on Monday. Charles Falden leads the Eagles in scoring with 13.1 PPG, shooting 48.6% from the field this season while Adonis Arms is 2nd in scoring with 12.6 PPG as well as 2nd in rebounding with 5.4 APG. Chandler Vaudrin is 3rd in scoring with 11.5 PPG but leads Winthrop in rebounding and assists with an average of 7.8 RPG and 8.8 APG this season. As a team, Winthrop is averaging 88.4 points per game on 49.3% shooting from the field, 37.9% from 3-point range and 63.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 74.4 points on 44.6% shooting from the field and 34.6% from 3-point range this season.
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers could use a huge confidence building win after falling to 1-6 with Monday’s loss to the Eagles. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. leads the Buccaneers with 16.8 PPG while also leading the Buccaneers on the glass with a team-high 6.8 RPG. Ja’Quavian Florence is the only other double-digit scorer for CSU heading into Tuesday’s matchup, putting up 11.3 PPG to go along with 5.1 RPG. Sean Price is close to being CSU’s 3rd double-digit scorer, logging 9.6 PPG and 5.3 RPG while Ty Jones leads the Buccaneers in assists with 3 APG this season. As a team, Charleston Southern is averaging 65.7 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field, 34.5% from 3-point range and 68.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72.3 points on 43.1% shooting from the floor and 32.9% from 3-point range this season.
Winthrop is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 26-10 ATS in their last 36 road games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games following a win. Charleston Southern is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This is one of those games where I like to say if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Winthrop’s been really good to us against the spread this season while you’ve made money all year just blindly fading Charleston Southern and I see no reason to stray from that here. I’ll lay the points with Winthrop in this spot.