Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Blue Hose. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Blue Hose at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The Panthers are favored in this Big South conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 151 points.
HIGH POINT PANTHERS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +9
This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
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 +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Does High Point Stand a Chance on the Road?
High Point has been playing well of late, as they have won six games in a row. They are 14-4 overall, including a perfect 10-0 record at home. On the road, they are just 2-4, and their average scoring margin is +0.8 points per game.
So far, the Panthers have been the favorite in nine of their games, and they have gone 9-0 in those contests. In their last game, they defeated UNC Asheville by a score of 84-79.
High Point has been a solid bet against the spread this season, going 11-3-2. Their road ATS mark is 4-0-2 and they are 6-2-2 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Panthers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
High Point’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 156.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is lower than the average OU line in their games (152.2). So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 159 points.
High Point’s offense had a good outing, putting up 84 points against UNC Asheville. They achieved a 36.8% field goal percentage and went 34/39 from the free-throw line. Duke Miles is leading the team in scoring at 19.6 points per contest. Kimani Hamilton has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.7 going into the game.
On defense, High Point is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.1 points per game. The High Point defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed UNC Asheville to connect on 8 threes.
Can the Blue Hose Grab a Win at Home?
Presbyterian will look to snap their three-game losing streak when they host High Point on Thursday. The Blue Hose are 9-10 overall and just 2-6 at home this season. They have lost five straight at home.
So far this year, Presbyterian has been the underdog in 10 of their 19 games. They have gone 2-8 in those contests. In their last game, the Blue Hose fell to Gardner-Webb, 76-60.
Presbyterian has struggled against the spread this season, going 7-9. At home, their ATS mark is just 2-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 4-6 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Presbyterian is 9-7 and the average over/under line in their games is 143.9. So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 151. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and the over/under record is 2-1.
Most recently, the Presbyterian offense finished with just 60 points vs. Gardner-Webb. For the game, they hit 3/13 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.5%. The team’s top scorer is Marquis Barnett, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.7, while Samage Teel also maintains a PPG average of 11.9 leading up to the game.
Currently, the Blue Hose’s defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 72.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Presbyterian’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.3% this season.