Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blue Hose and Panthers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 155 points, and High Point is favored by -15 vs. Presbyterian in a Big South conference matchup.
PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +15
This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Panthers.
- Even though we have High Point winning straight-up, we like Presbyterian at +15.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Does Presbyterian Stand a Chance on the Road?
Presbyterian has struggled on the road this season, going 4-6 and coming into this game on a three-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.3 points per game.
Overall, the Blue Hose are 10-13, including a 2-6 record in Big South games. In their last outing, they defeated USC Upstate by a score of 80-73.
Presbyterian has an overall ATS record of 10-10 this season and they are 6-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Blue Hose have gone 6-7 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, they have a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.
Presbyterian’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-8 and today’s line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-3.
In their most recent game, the Blue Hose’s offense tallied 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.9 points per game. The top scorer for the Blue Hose was Marquis Barnett with 20 points, while Trevon Reddish also added 14 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Blue Hose’s defense is positioned 214th in the country, permitting 73.8 points per game. Presbyterian’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the USC Upstate offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.
Will the Panthers Win at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena?
High Point has been perfect at home this season, going 12-0. They have won their last 12 games overall and are 19-4 on the season. They are 8-0 in Big South play and have been favored in all 13 of their games, going 13-0.
On the road, the Panthers are 5-4 this season, but they have won their last four contests away from home. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.2 compared to +2.3 on the road. In their last game, they defeated Longwood, 93-76.
As the favorite, High Point’s ATS record this season is 8-5. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 2-1 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in High Point’s games this season (151.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 158 points.
High Point’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 93 points against Longwood. They had an overall field goal percentage of 61.1% and made 16/18 free throws. Kezza Giffa was the leading scorer for the Panthers, putting up 24 points. In addition, Trae Benham contributed 18 points.
High Point’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 74.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, High Point’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.3% this season.