Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Panthers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points, and the Panthers are favored to win at home vs. the Bulldogs.

UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNC Asheville Bulldogs +8.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS:

  • 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 UNC Asheville at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the UNC Asheville Defense Show Up on the Road?

UNC Asheville has a 10-7 overall record and is currently riding a two-game win streak. The Bulldogs are 2-0 in Big South play and 8-7 in non-conference action. On the road, they have gone 4-4 this season, and their average scoring margin is -2.2 points per game.

So far, UNC Asheville has been an underdog in eight of its 17 games, going 2-6 in those matchups. For the year, the Bulldogs have been underdogs in eight of their 17 games.

UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 5-9 this season and they are 3-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville games is 8-6, and today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (150.5). So far, seven of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 167 points compared to their season average of 155.9 points per game.

In their latest game, UNC Asheville’s offense looked good, scoring 84 points against Presbyterian. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.7% and made 21/25 free throws. For the season, the UNC Asheville offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 53% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.6 made three’s per contest.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 218th rank in the nation, allowing 74.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 80 points vs. UNC Asheville.

Can the Panthers Pull Off a Home Win?

High Point is coming off a win over Gardner-Webb, 85-76. They are 13-4 overall and 2-0 in Big South play. At home, they are unbeaten with a record of 9-0, compared to 2-4 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.8.

So far, High Point has been the favorite in eight of their 17 games, and they are a perfect 8-0 in those games. Overall, they have won five straight games, and their current win streak at home is nine games. This season, they are 11-4 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, High Point has an ATS record of 6-2. Overall, the Panthers have an ATS mark of 11-2-2. At home, High Point is 7-2 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 over their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in High Point’s games this season (152.2). So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line and their over/under record is 8-7 overall. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 3-0.

High Point’s offense had a good outing, putting up 85 points against Gardner-Webb. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 19/25 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Panthers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 68th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 143rd in terms of percentage and 65th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Panthers’ defense is nationally ranked 180th, allowing 72.7 points per game. In today’s game, the High Point defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 76 points.