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UNC Asheville vs Charleston Southern Prediction Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Charleston Southern Buccaneers (10-19) vs. UNC Asheville Bulldogs (20-11)
March 8, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: UNC Asheville Bulldogs -11.5; Over/Under: -
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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and the UNC Asheville Bulldogs meet Friday in Big South Tournament college basketball action from Qubein Center. Let’s get into our Charleston Southern vs. UNC Asheville prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers

The Buccaneers stumbled to a 6-11 record over their first 17 games this year. The next eight were a 2-6 run with losses to High Point, Winthrop, UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb. It’s been 2-2 stretch since then with losses to High Point and Presbyterian alongside wins over USC Upstate and Radford.

In the Presbyterian matchup over the weekend, the Buccaneers were down 38-27 by halftime. Charleston Southern got better in the second half on a 38-34 run but still lost 72-65 in the end. Leading team scorer A’lahn Sumler put up 23 points with three assists in the defeat.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs

Over on the Bulldogs’ side, they were 14-9 at the end of January. UNC Asheville is 6-2 in their last eight outings. Those wins came versus Winthrop, High Point, USC Upstate, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern and Radford. The losses were against Longwood and Gardner-Webb otherwise.

Matched up against Radford on Saturday, the Bulldogs came out of the break with a 43-32 edge. UNC Asheville cruised from there on a 30-28 deficit and win 71-62 in the end. Tops in scoring was Drew Pember with 25 points, six rebounds and three assists and 33 minutes.


I’ll stick with UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs didn’t shoot great against Radford in their last game (41.3 percent) but still pulled off the road win without too much difficulty. UNC Asheville has now scored 71 or more points in 12 straight games.

The Bulldogs won both of the meetings between these teams this year: 71-65 (road) on January 27 and 86-55 (home) on February 17. In the last game, UNC Asheville shot a nice 52.4 percent from the field while holding the Bucs to just 25.4 percent on the other side. This third matchup on neutral ground likely won’t be such a blowout but I still like the Bulldogs on a cover.

Andrew's Free Pick: UNC Asheville Bulldogs -11.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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