Looking to win big? The Runnin’ Bulldogs and Eagles face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles are hosting the game at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 150 points, with Winthrop being favored by -4.5 at home against Gardner-Webb.

GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winthrop Eagles -4.5

This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE WINTHROP EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Winthrop pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Gardner-Webb Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Heading into their matchup with Winthrop, Gardner-Webb has a 15-15 overall record, including a 10-5 mark in Big South play. They have won their last two games, and over their last 10 contests, they have gone 5-5.

On the road this season, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have a record of 6-10, and they are currently on a three-game win streak away from home. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 3.8 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Gardner-Webb has a solid ATS mark of 9-5. On the road, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have an even better ATS record of 10-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Gardner-Webb has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Gardner-Webb games is 18-9, and today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.4). This year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 150. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ offense tallied 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.3 points per game. In terms of offense, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 248th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 139th in percentage and 170th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 215th, allowing 73.6 points per game. Gardner-Webb’s three-point defense is currently 55th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.1% of their shots vs. Gardner-Webb.

Does Winthrop Stand a Chance at Home?

Winthrop is 8-4 at home this season, and they have gone 13-4 when favored. They come into this game with a 17-13 overall record, and they are 8-7 in Big South play.

Over their last ten home games, the Eagles have gone 7-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three games at home. They are coming off a win over USC Upstate, 83-74.

As the favorite, Winthrop has gone just 7-10 against the spread this season. Their home ATS record is just 4-8, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Winthrop games is 15-12 and today’s line of 150 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Winthrop’s offense scored 83 points against USC Upstate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.1%, and they went 25/35 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Kelton Talford, who holds an average of 14.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, K.J. Doucet is averaging 12.9 points per game this season.

The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 165th nationally, allowing an average of 71.8 points per contest. Winthrop’s three-point defense is currently 146th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Winthrop.