The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-4) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first victory when they clash against the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1) at Colonial Life Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Odds Preview
The Runnin’ Bulldogs lost big to the Wichita State Shockers in their last outing, 74-52. With 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Jaheam Cornwall was the top scorer from either team. Wichita State held the Runnin’ Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.9 (below their season average of 27.3). Gardner-Webb, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.200 (above their season average of 0.187).
The last time the Gamecocks played, they were thoroughly outplayed by the Boston University Terriers, 78-70. A.J. Lawson was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting. Boston University had a free throw rate of 0.234 (above their season average of 0.168). South Carolina, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.1 vs. 30.8).
Expect South Carolina to own the offensive glass in this showdown. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Gamecocks rank 44th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.1 percent), while Gardner-Webb ranks 284th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.3 percent).
Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – South Carolina, ATS Winner – South Carolina, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
South Carolina ranks 41st in blocks per game (4.4) while Gardner-Webb ranks 188th (2.9).