Planning on watching today’s Runnin’ Bulldogs and Blue Hose game? Catch the action at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC, as the Blue Hose hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Gardner-Webb is favored by -5 in this Big South conference contest against Presbyterian. The game’s over/under currently sits at 146 points.

GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +5

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Runnin’ Bulldogs Offense Score Enough in Clinton?

After starting the season with a 3-9 record on the road, Gardner-Webb has won two straight games away from home. Overall, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have won six consecutive games and are 11-12 on the season.

During Big South play, Gardner-Webb has gone 6-2 compared to a 5-10 record in non-conference games. In their last outing, the Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated UNC Asheville, 80-73.

As the favorite this season, Gardner-Webb has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have an ATS record of 4-6. On the road this season, Gardner-Webb is 7-5 ATS and over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Gardner-Webb games is 14-6 and today’s line of 146 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points, which matches today’s line.

Gardner-Webb’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 80 points vs. UNC Asheville. Overall, they hit 53.4% of their shots from the field and went 11/19 from the free-throw line. Caleb Robinson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Julien Soumaoro brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Gardner-Webb defense is giving up an average of 72.8 points per contest. Against UNC Asheville in their most recent game, the Gardner-Webb defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing UNC Asheville to hit 53% of their shots.

Will the Presbyterian Defense Show Up at Home?

Presbyterian has been an underdog in 14 of their 24 games this season, and they have gone 2-12 in those games. They have gone 3-7 at home this season, and they are coming off a 78-68 loss to High Point.

For the season, Presbyterian has gone 10-14, and they are 2-7 in Big South games. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five.

Presbyterian has been slightly below .500 vs. the spread this season, going 11-10. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6. Over their last three games at home, the Blue Hose have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Presbyterian is 12-9 and today’s over/under line of 146 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.9). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points compared to their season average of 147.8 points per game.

In contrast to their season average of 75.5 points per game, the Presbyterian had a below average performance. They scored 68 points against High Point and had a field goal percentage of 36.5%. The team’s top scorer is Marquis Barnett, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.6, while Samage Teel also carries a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

At this time, the Blue Hose’s defense is positioned 215th in the country, permitting 74.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Gardner-Webb. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.