The Campbell Fighting Camels (14-15, 5-12 BigSou) and UNC Asheville Bulldogs (14-14, 8-9 BigSou) will clash at John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center to finish out the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Campbell Fighting Camels Betting Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they were victorious over the High Point Panthers, 80-76. With 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, LJ Thorpe played well for UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs forced 16 turnovers and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 25.0).
The Fighting Camels are hoping for a better outcome after their 73-61 loss to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in their last matchup. Cedric Henderson Jr. led Campbell in scoring with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Gardner-Webb did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (15-21; 71.4 percent). Campbell, on the other hand, held the Runnin’ Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.0 (below their season average of 28.4).
The upper-echelon offense of Campbell will go head-to-head against the porous defense of UNC Asheville. The Fighting Camels currently rank 54th in effective field goal percentage (0.529), while the Bulldogs are 348th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.561). The Fighting Camels should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Fighting Camels won 64-62. Campbell’s 0.615 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over UNC Asheville, who had a rate of 0.440. Jordan Whitfield was a standout player in the game, putting up 16 points and five assists.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Campbell Fighting Camels Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Campbell, ATS Winner – Campbell, O/U – Under
The Bulldogs are ninth in the NCAA with 16.5 three pointers allowed per game while the Fighting Camels are 27th with 18.0 three pointers allowed per game.
UNC Asheville ranks 279th in rebounds per game (31.0) while Campbell ranks 282nd (30.4).
Campbell ranks 36th in assists per game (14.9) while UNC Asheville ranks 230th (11.3).
The Bulldogs rank 16th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Fighting Camels rank 117th (6.3).
Campbell is seventh in the NCAA with 2.2 blocks allowed per game while UNC Asheville is 55th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
The Fighting Camels’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.0, up from 2.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (1.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.0 points per game (2.0 below their season average).