UNC Asheville vs Charleston Southern Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (24-7, 16-2 Big South) will look to build on a six-game winning streak when hosting the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (10-20, 5-13 Big South) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. This game is at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

UNC Asheville is a strong 9.5-point favorite against Charleston Southern when the Bulldogs play the Buccaneers on Friday. A 144.5-point total has been set for the game.

UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Odds

Point Spread for UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing UNC Asheville as the favorite.

UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UNC Asheville has -516 odds to pick up the win, while Charleston Southern is listed at +390 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Bojangles’ Coliseum

UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Betting Trends

UNC Asheville has played 29 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have been victorious in 14, or 77.8%, of the 18 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. UNC Asheville has hit the over in 51.7% of its opportunities this year (15 times in 29 games with a set point total).

Charleston Southern has 15 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Buccaneers have been the underdog on the moneyline 23 total times this season. They’ve gone 5-18 in those games. Charleston Southern’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 29 set point totals (58.6%).

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UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Key Players to Watch

UNC Asheville

Drew Pember posts 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 2.4 assists, shooting 46.8% from the floor and 38.8% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Tajion Jones is putting up 14.7 points, 1.3 assists and 5 rebounds per contest. Nicholas McMullen averages 8.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Jamon Battle is averaging 6.6 points, 1 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Charleston Southern

Claudell Harris Jr. paces the Buccaneers in scoring (17.6 points per game), and posts 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Tyeree Bryan gets the Buccaneers 10.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Taje’ Kelly is the Buccaneers’ top rebounder (5.5 per game), and he puts up 10.9 points and 1 assists. Tahlik Chavez is putting up 11 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, making 36.5% of his shots from the floor and 34.9% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the UNC Asheville Bulldogs

So far this season, nine out of UNC Asheville’s 18 Big South games have gone over the point total. The Bulldogs are 103rd in college basketball with 75.3 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 136th with 68.7 points allowed per contest. With 31.8 boards per game, UNC Asheville is 172nd in the country. It cedes 30.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 150th in college basketball.

With a 39.7% three-point percentage this season, UNC Asheville ranks fifth-best in college basketball. It ranks 121st in college basketball by draining 7.9 threes per contest. The Bulldogs rank 11th-best in college basketball by allowing a three-point shooting percentage of 29.5% to opponents. They rank 42nd in college basketball by ceding 6.1 threes per contest.

The Bulldogs have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, UNC Asheville has gone over the total eight times. UNC Asheville has been racking up 78.1 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 75.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The last 10 games have seen UNC Asheville concede 0.7 fewer points per game (68) than its season-long average (68.7).

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What you need to know about the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

Charleston Southern has put together an 8-11-0 record against the spread in conference games this year. In 2022-23, the Buccaneers are 155th in college basketball offensively (72.8 points scored per game) and 298th defensively (74.3 points allowed). On the boards, Charleston Southern is 203rd in college basketball in rebounds (31.4 per game). It is 172nd in rebounds allowed (30.9 per game).

In 2022-23, Charleston Southern is 88th in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.2 per game) and 167th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). The Buccaneers give up 8.2 3-pointers per game and concede 36.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 292nd and 319th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Buccaneers have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Charleston Southern has gone over the total in three of its past 10 games. In its last 10 games, Charleston Southern is posting 67.5 points per contest, compared to its season average of 72.8. While the Buccaneers are giving up 74.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, allowing 72.9 points per contest.

UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is UNC Asheville, and we predict that Charleston Southern will cover the spread (UNC Asheville -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 144.5 points.

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How to bet UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern

You can bet on UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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