Teams looking to get hot at just the right time meet when the Charleston Southern Buccaneers face the High Point Panthers in the first round of the Big South Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The Buccaneers (9-20, 5-13 Big South), who last won the conference tournament in 1997, is just 2-11 in their last 13 games. The Panthers (14-16, 6-12), who have never won the Big South Conference Tournament, has finished second twice, the last coming in 2004. Charleston Southern is coming off an 85-59 win over Presbyterian on Saturday, while High Point dropped an 84-78 decision at Winthrop that same day.
Tip-off from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, is set for 6 p.m. ET. The Panthers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Charleston Southern vs. High Point odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 153.5. Before making any High Point vs. Charleston Southern picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Charleston Southern vs. High Point and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Charleston Southern vs. High Point:
- Charleston Southern vs. High Point spread: High Point -2.5
- Charleston Southern vs. High Point over/under: 153.5 points
- CHSO: The Under is 6-0 in the Buccaneers' last six Wednesday games
- HP: The Panthers are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall
- Charleston Southern vs. High Point picks: See picks here
Why High Point can cover
Sophomore Abdoulaye Thiam has been red hot of late. He is coming off a near double-double in Saturday's loss at Winthrop with 14 points and nine rebounds. He also scored 24 points in an 81-66 win over South Carolina Upstate on Feb. 18. In two games against Charleston Southern, Thiam is averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds. He is averaging 13.7 points, four rebounds and 1.5 assists per game on the year.
Senior Bryant Randleman is also on a bit of a roll, scoring in double figures in three of his last four games. He scored 10 points and dished off five assists against Winthrop. Prior to that, he scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 69-64 win over Radford on Feb. 22. For the season, Randleman is averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals.
Why Charleston Southern can cover
Sophomore guard Claudell Harris Jr. helps power the Buccaneers. He is averaging 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He is connecting on 47.3% of his field goals and 79.6% of his free throws. Harris has been dominant in the two games against High Point, scoring 34 points and grabbing seven rebounds on Jan. 11, and scoring 18 points and dishing out five assists in the Feb. 4 meeting.
Junior guard Tahlik Chavez has also been dominant in the two games against High Point. After scoring 16 points in the 37-point win, he followed that up with 31 points before fouling out in the Feb. 4 matchup. He is coming off a 19-point and four-assist effort against Presbyterian on Saturday. For the season, Chavez is averaging 11.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists, and he is connecting on 80.7% of his free throws.
How to make Charleston Southern vs. High Point picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 145 points. It also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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