The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and the USC Upstate Spartans meet in college basketball action from the Bojangles Coliseum on Friday afternoon as part of the Big South conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Gardner-Webb is listed as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total for this game set at 131.5 points.
Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.
USC Upstate’s 75-69 win over Gardner-Webb back on February 25th, 2023, made it three wins in the last four head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Gardner-Webb is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. USC Upstate is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the over is 16-5 in their last 21 games following an ATS win.
I’m sticking with USC Upstate here. Gardner-Webb really hit the skids coming into the conference tournament, and while USC Upstate hadn’t been the team to beat necessarily in the Big South, they came on strong over the last month of the season and have really looked like a team that’s started to peak at the right time. Even on a neutral floor, I’m thinking the wrong team is favored here. I’ll take the Spartans and the points.