The SC Upstate Spartans (15-14) and the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (15-15) face off in the quarterfinal round of the 2023 Big South Tournament on Friday afternoon. These teams split the season series 1-1, but SC Upstate ended the season on a high note. On Feb. 25, the Spartans beat the Bulldogs 75-69. SC Upstate has also won three of the last four games against Gardner-Webb. The winner advances to face the winner of UNC Asheville vs. Charleston Southern in the semifinals on Saturday.
Tipoff from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte is set for 2 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs are 4-point favorites in the latest Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 135. Before locking in any SC Upstate vs. Gardner-Webb picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for SC Upstate vs. Gardner-Webb:
- Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate spread: Bulldogs -4
- Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate State over/under: 135 points
- Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate money line: Bulldogs -190, Spartans +158
- WEBB: Over is 5-0 in Bulldogs' last five overall
- SCU: Spartans are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games overall
- Gardner-Webb vs. SC Upstate picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Gardner-Webb can cover
Junior forward Anthony Selden has been an assertive scorer for the Bulldogs. Selden can rise above the rim with ease and finish through contact. He's second on the squad in points (11.3) with 4.3 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts native dropped 20-plus in two of his past three games. In his previous outing, he logged 21 points and two blocks.
Sophomore guard Caleb Robinson is a smooth-scoring option off the bench. Robinson knows how to get in the lane and create contact to get to the free-throw line. The Louisiana native averages 8.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Additionally, he's scored at least 10 points in three of his last four outings. On Feb. 18, Robinson had 14 points and three boards.
Why SC Upstate can cover
Sophomore guard Jordan Gainey is the go-to option offensively with a reliable jumper. Gainey has great footwork and quickness to gain a step against his matchup. The Arizona native is fifth in the Big South in points (15) and first in steals (2). On Feb. 15, he put up 17 points, four assists and knocked down four 3-pointers.
Sophomore guard Trae Broadnax joins Gainey in the backcourt as another impactful presence. Broadnax has the ball control and foot speed to beat his matchup and be a solid defender. The Georgia native averages 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He has finished with at least 14 points in two of his past three games. On Feb. 25, Broadnax tallied 16 points, four assists and two steals.
How to make SC Upstate vs. Gardner-Webb picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 136 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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