USC Upstate vs Presbyterian Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/18/23

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The Presbyterian Blue Hose and the USC Upstate Spartans meet Wednesday in college basketball action from GB Hodge Center. Presbyterian is 5-14 on the year so far. The Hose lost to High Point in their last game. As for USC Upstate, they’re sitting at 8-9 after a loss to Longwood on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Presbyterian Blue Hose 

Presbyterian managed to start the year at 5-9, beating Piedmont International, VMI, Elon, Allen and Campbell along the way. The Hose are 0-5 since then with losses to Radford, Winthrop, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb and High Point. 

In the High Point matchup on Saturday, the Hose were down by eight points at the break. Presbyterian kept the pace from there on a 30-30 run but ended up losing 64-56. Jalen Forrest was tops in scoring on 15 points. 

USC Upstate Spartans

Over on the USC Upstate side, they went 7-7 to start the year, losing to Duke, Clemson, Air Force, South Carolina, Florida State, Kennesaw State and Charleston Southern. The Spartans would then beat High Point before losses to Campbell and Longwood. 

Back on Saturday versus Longwood, USC Upstate was down 28-24 by the break. The Spartans didn’t get any closer on a 44-41 second-half deficit and lost 72-65. Khydarius Smith led the team on 16 points with six rebounds. 


I’ll probably stick with USC Upstate. That said, I’m also probably not going near this one. There’s not a whole lot of intrigue involved here. USC Upstate has scored 65 or fewer points in three of their last four games, and Presbyterian has been at 61 or fewer in two of their last three outings. Both these teams are capable of putting up decent points totals under the right circumstances however, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see some scoring in this one. USC Upstate seems the better cover option, though. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:USC Upstate Spartans -4.5