The South Carolina Upstate Spartans (0-12) will look to stop a 12-game losing streak when they host the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (6-9) on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Hodge Center as 4.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under for the matchup is set at 143.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 8, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Runnin’ Bulldogs (-4.5)

The model projects the Runnin’ Bulldogs to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (6.3 to 4.5).

Pick OU:
Under (143.5)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 0.1 points of each other.

Prediction: Gardner-Webb 75, South Carolina Upstate 69

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs have an average implied point total of 76.2 this season, which is 2.2 points higher than their implied total in Monday’s game (74).
  • Gardner-Webb has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (74) eight times.
  • The 79.3-point average implied total on the season for the Spartans is 9.3 more points than the team’s 70-point implied total in this matchup.
  • South Carolina Upstate has scored more than 70 points in five games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Gardner-Webb and South Carolina Upstate Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 4.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Runnin’ Bulldogs 7-7 2-5 7-7
Spartans 4-6 0-0 5-5

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


South Carolina Upstate
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/5/2021 Presbyterian Win 91-64 2/5/2021 Radford Loss 102-66
2/4/2021 Presbyterian Win 59-53 2/4/2021 Radford Loss 63-61
1/30/2021 High Point Loss 72-69 1/15/2021 Hampton Loss 84-74
1/29/2021 High Point Loss 59-55 1/14/2021 Hampton Loss 69-68
1/25/2021 Charleston Southern Win 80-71 12/23/2020 Tennessee Loss 80-60

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