The South Carolina Upstate Spartans and Western Carolina Catamounts meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans look to get back to a .500 record. The Western Carolina Catamounts look to get above a .500 record.
The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are averaging 68.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jordan Gainey is averaging 15.9 points and 1.9 assists, while Trae Broadnax is averaging 10.3 points and 3.6 assists. Justin Bailey is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Ahmir Langlais is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 57.9 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Upstate Spartans are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.
The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 76.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Tre Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 4 rebounds, while Tyzhaun Claude is averaging 14.6 points and 0.9 assists. Vonterius Woolbright is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Jones Jr. is dishing 3.1 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Catamounts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Spartans last 12 overall. The under is 5-2 in Catamounts last 7 Saturday games.
The Western Carolina Catamounts and their ability to push the pace is likely going to give the South Carolina Upstate Spartans issues here. South Carolina Upstate want to slow things down and have a game in the 60s, while Western Carolina has more athleticism and more scoring options. I like the Catamounts to pull away in the second half. I'll lay the chalk.