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Ohio vs. South Carolina Upstate prediction, odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks from proven model

The Ohio Bobcats will conclude their nonconference slate on Tuesday when they take on the South Carolina Upstate Spartans at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats (8-2), who finished fifth in the Mid-American Conference at 9-5 and were 17-8 overall a year ago, are first in the conference in turnover margin at plus-4.9. The Spartans (3-8), who placed ninth in the Big South Conference at 5-11 and were 5-18 overall in 2020-21, are 3-15 on the road over the past two years. This will be the first time these teams have met.

The game is scheduled to tip off at noon ET. South Carolina Upstate is averaging 67.5 points per game, while Ohio averages 72.3. The Bobcats are 22.5-point favorites in the latest South Carolina Upstate vs. Ohio odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 138.5. Before making any Ohio vs. South Carolina Upstate picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Ohio vs. USC Upstate, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for USC Upstate vs. Ohio:

  • South Carolina Upstate vs. Ohio spread: Ohio -22.5
  • South Carolina Upstate vs. Ohio over-under: 138.5 points
  • South Carolina Upstate vs. Ohio money line: Ohio -7000, South Carolina Upstate +1600
  • SCU: The Spartans are 5-1-2 against the spread in their last eight Tuesday games
  • OH: The Bobcats are 6-0 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400

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Why Ohio can cover

Senior forward Ben Vander Plas is averaging 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in seven games, including a pair of 19-point efforts. He scored 19 in the season opener against Belmont and followed that up with 19 points at Kentucky on Nov. 19. He has posted one double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against Robert Morris on Nov. 15.

Junior guard Miles Brown has been a solid contributor on offense, scoring in double figures in five games. His best game was a 19-point performance in an 88-68 win over Concordia, Mich., on Nov. 26. For the year, Brown averages 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals. He is hitting on 46 percent of his shots from the floor and is connecting on 83.3 percent of his free throws.

Why South Carolina Upstate can cover

The Spartans are powered by senior guard Bryson Mozone, who is coming off a 17-point performance in the win over Converse. He has reached double figures in eight games this season, including 20 points in a 78-60 loss at South Carolina on Nov. 9. He added 19 points in a 76-64 loss at Charlotte on Nov. 12. For the season, he is averaging 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Freshman guard Jordan Gainey is off to a solid start to his career. He is second on the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game, and is also averaging four rebounds and 1.6 assists. He is nearly automatic at the free throw line, connecting on 85.7 percent of his foul shots. Gainey is hitting on 43.7 percent of his field goals, including 45.5 percent from 3-point range. He has reached double-figure scoring in six games, including a season-high 15 points in a 78-73 loss at Western Carolina on Dec. 4.

How to make South Carolina Upstate vs. Ohio picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 140 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Ohio vs. South Carolina Upstate? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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