Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Blue Hose game? Catch the action at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC, as the Blue Hose hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are the favored team in this Big South conference contest against the Blue Hose. The game’s over/under currently sits at 145 points.
UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +4
This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
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 +4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored UNC Asheville?
UNC Asheville comes into today’s game with an overall record of 9-7 and are favored by 4 points on the road. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been favored in 5 of their 16 games and have gone 4-1 in those contests.
In their last game, UNC Asheville took on USC Upstate and came away with a dominant 95-67 victory. Over their last ten road games, the Bulldogs are 5-5 and have gone 3-4 on the road so far this season. On the year, they have an average scoring margin of -3.1 points per game on the road.
For the season, UNC Asheville is 5-8 against the spread and 3-4 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville games is 7-6. The average over/under line in their games is 151 and the average score in their games is 155.2. Today’s over/under line of 145 is lower than the average scoring output in their games this year, but the average scoring total in their last three games is 161 points.
UNC Asheville recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 95 points against USC Upstate. This output exceeded their season average of 82.5 points per game. Leading UNC Asheville in scoring vs. USC Upstate was Drew Pember with his 22 points. Nicholas McMullen also added 14 points for the Bulldogs.
On the defensive side, UNC Asheville is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 74.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. Presbyterian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 24.7%.
Will Presbyterian Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?
Presbyterian comes into today’s matchup as a 4-point underdog, and they have an overall record of 9-7. So far, they are 2-4 at home and have lost their last three games at home.
In their last game, the Blue Hose faced Charleston Southern and came away with a 68-61 victory. Over their last ten games at home, Presbyterian has gone just 5-5.
Presbyterian’s ATS record for the season is 6-7, but they are just 1-5 vs. the spread at home this year. Their last 10 games as the underdog have resulted in a 4-5-1 ATS mark.
Presbyterian has an over/under record of 7-6 this season and today’s line of 145 is similar to the average OU line in their games (143.8). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points.
In their latest game, Presbyterian offense put up 68 points against Charleston Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.9% and made 5 threes. For the season, the Presbyterian offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 55% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.7 made three’s per contest.
So far, the Blue Hose’s defense is ranked 151st in the country at 71.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. UNC Asheville, the Presbyterian defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Presbyterian made 18 free-throws vs. the Blue Hose.