Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blue Hose and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 149.5 points, and UNC Asheville is favored by -11 vs. Presbyterian in a Big South conference matchup.

PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE VS UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +11

This game will be played at Kimmel Arena at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have UNC Asheville winning straight-up, we like Presbyterian at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Asheville Possible for the Blue Hose?

Presbyterian is coming off a win over Radford, 76-73, and they have won two straight games. So far this season, the Blue Hose are 12-14, including a 4-7 record in Big South games. On the road, they are 4-7, and their average scoring margin is -5.7 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7.

As the underdog, Presbyterian has gone 4-12 this season, and they have been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games. The Blue Hose have been the underdog in each of their last four games, and they have gone 1-4 on the road over their last five games.

As the underdog, Presbyterian has a solid 9-7 record vs. the spread this season. On the road, they are 7-4 vs. the spread, including a 2-1 mark in their last three road games. Against the spread, the Blue Hose have gone 3-0 in their last three games as the underdog.

Presbyterian’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-9, and today’s line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their most recent game, the Blue Hose’s offense tallied 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.6 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Marquis Barnett who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.5. Samage Teel also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.9.

Coming into today’s game, the Presbyterian defense is giving up an average of 74.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Radford, the Highlanders finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 73 points vs. Presbyterian.

Will UNC Asheville Live Up to Expectations at Home?

UNC Asheville will be looking to extend their win streak to four games today when they take on Presbyterian. The Bulldogs have been dominant at home this season, going 7-3, and they are 11-1 when favored. On the year, they are 17-9, including a 9-2 mark in Big South play.

Most recently, UNC Asheville defeated USC Upstate by a score of 77-64. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2, and they are 3-0 in their last three.

As the favorite this season, UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 7-5. In their last three home games, the Bulldogs are 3-0 vs. the spread and they are 6-4 ATS at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, UNC Asheville has a mark of 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville games is 14-9. The average scoring total in their games is 153.8 points, which is similar to the average OU line of 149.9. Today’s line of 149.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

The Bulldogs’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.8 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 95th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 57th in terms of percentage and 104th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 215th, allowing 74.2 points per game. The UNC Asheville defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed USC Upstate to connect on 8 threes.