Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Runnin’ Bulldogs and Wildcats. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Wildcats at Avenir Centre in Moncton, NB. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 137.5 points, and the Wildcats are the home favorites against the Runnin’ Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup.
GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS VS WEBER STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Weber State Wildcats -4.5
This game will be played at Avenir Centre at 4:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE WEBER STATE WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Weber State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Taking a Look at the Runnin’ Bulldogs Chances in Moncton
Gardner-Webb is preparing for their 3rd game of the season, after starting with an 0-2 record. In the last three games where they were the underdog, they have a straight-up record of 0-3. Gardner-Webb has yet to cover the spread this season, sitting at 0-2. However, when considering their performance in the last three games, including last season, they have a solid ATS record of 2-0 and an average scoring margin of 0.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Gardner-Webb has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 146.5 points per game on average. Looking at the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 76 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Gardner-Webb offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Baylor. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.3%, and they made 2 threes. Julien Soumaoro led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, DQ Nicholas contributed 10 points for the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
Currently, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ defense holds the 89th rank in the nation, allowing 73.7 points per game. Gardner-Webb’s three-point defense is currently 6th in the country at 2.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.9% of their shots vs. Gardner-Webb.
Will Weber State Find a Way to Win at Home?
After one game, Weber State has a 1-0 record. In their last three home games, including last year, Weber State has a record of 2-1. Weber State has a current ATS record of 1-0 this season. In their previous three games, the team has gone 2-0 ATS and has an average scoring margin of +8.
After their first game, Weber State’s over/under record is 0-1-0, following an over/under record of 16-15-0 last season. The Wildcats have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
In their recent matchup, the Weber State offense ended with 61 points against Saint Mary’s. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.4% and made 6 threes. The Weber State offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 30% of their looks from outside this season.
So far this season, the Weber State defense has been performing well, ranking 25th in the country at 59.5 points allowed per contest. Weber State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Saint Mary’s to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.