Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Runnin’ Bulldogs and Panthers. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 150.5 points, and the Panthers are favored to win at home against the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: High Point Panthers -6.5
This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE HIGH POINT PANTHERS:
We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Panthers.
Not only will High Point pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Gardner-Webb Secure a Road Victory?
Gardner-Webb heads into today’s matchup with a record of 5-10 and are currently on a five-game losing streak. On the road this season, the Runnin’ Bulldogs are just 1-8 and have an average scoring margin of -9.3 points per game.
In their last game, Gardner-Webb faced off against VCU and lost by a score of 87-73. Over their last ten road games, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have gone just 1-9.
As the underdog this season, Gardner-Webb has an ATS record of 6-3 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread as the road underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have gone 6-4 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Gardner-Webb’s games this season (141.4). So far, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.
In their latest game, Gardner-Webb offense put up 73 points against VCU. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.8% and made 6 threes. On offense, Gardner-Webb has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 207th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 65%.
In terms of defense, Gardner-Webb is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gardner-Webb’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.9% this season.
Is It the Panthers Game to Lose at Home?
High Point comes into today’s matchup with an overall record of 12-4 and are favored by 6.5 points. They are riding a four-game winning streak and are a perfect 8-0 at home this season.
In their last game, the Panthers took on Radford and came away with an 85-71 victory. Over their last ten games at home, High Point is a perfect 10-0.
High Point has been solid against the spread this season, going 10-2-2. At home, their ATS mark is 6-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
This year, the over/under record for High Point games sits at 7-7. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 155.3 points, while the average over/under line is at 152.2. Today’s line of 150.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, while the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.
In their previous game, the Panthers’ offense finished with 85 points, which is right in line with their current average of 85.3 points per contest. Duke Miles is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.6. Meanwhile, Kimani Hamilton also brings a PPG average of 14.1 into the game.
The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 171st nationally, allowing an average of 72.5 points per contest. Against Radford in their most recent game, the High Point defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Radford to hit 49% of their shots.