Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Panthers versus the Runnin’ Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, NC. High Point is favored by -3.5 in this Big South conference matchup the against Gardner-Webb. The over/under for the game is set at 155 points.

HIGH POINT PANTHERS VS GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs +3.5

This game will be played at Paul Porter Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Gardner-Webb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can High Point Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

High Point has been outstanding at home this season, going 13-0, but they have struggled a bit on the road, posting a 5-5 record. They are coming off a loss to UNC Asheville, which dropped their record to 20-5 overall and 9-1 in Big South play.

So far, the Panthers have been favored in 14 of their 25 games, and they have yet to lose as the favorite, going 14-0. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +1.6, and they are 4-1 in their last five road games.

High Point has an ATS record of 14-7-2 this season and are 8-6 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Panthers have an ATS mark of 6-2-2 and are 2-1 in their last three road games vs. the spread. As the favorite, High Point has an ATS record of 5-5 in their last 10 games.

This season, the over/under record for High Point is 14-9 and their games have averaged 157.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 155 is similar to the average OU line in their games (152). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 155.

Coming off a good offensive performance, High Point’s offense scored 81 points against UNC Asheville. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.2%, and they went 14/22 from the free-throw line. Kimani Hamilton led the team in scoring, putting up 29 points. Additionally, Abdoulaye Thiam contributed 19 points for the Panthers.

At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 223rd in the country, permitting 74.2 points per game. So far, the High Point defense is giving up an average of 6.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (438th).

Can Gardner-Webb Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

At home this season, Gardner-Webb has a record of 5-3, and they have won their last four games. They are 6-3 in Big South Conference play, and their overall record is 11-13. So far, they have been the underdog in 12 of their 24 games, and their record in those games is 3-9.

In their last game, the Runnin’ Bulldogs lost to Presbyterian by a score of 77-75. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +1.2, and they are 7-3 in their last ten games at home.

As the underdog this season, Gardner-Webb has an ATS record of 8-4. Over their last three games as the underdog, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have gone 2-1 vs. the spread. At home this year, Gardner-Webb has an ATS mark of 5-3. Over their last three home games, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Gardner-Webb games is 15-6. So far, the average point total in their games is 147.5. Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average OU line of 143.3 in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

The Gardner-Webb offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Presbyterian. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.2% while connecting on 6 threes. One area that the Gardner-Webb offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 94th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

So far, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 205th in the country at 73.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 77 points vs. Gardner-Webb.