Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 150 points, and UNC Asheville is favored to win by -2.5 at home vs. Winthrop.


The Pick: UNC Asheville Bulldogs -2.5

This game will be played at Kimmel Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will UNC Asheville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Eagles?

Winthrop enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 0-6 as an underdog this season. They are coming off an 83-81 loss to High Point and have gone 5-5 on the road this season.

Overall, the Eagles are 14-9, including a 5-3 record in Big South play. They have gone 9-6 in non-conference games, and their average scoring margin on the road is -1.5 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Winthrop has an ATS record of 2-4. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-6 and over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in Winthrop’s games this season (146.4). This year, the over/under record in their games is 10-10. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

In their recent matchup, the Winthrop offense ended with 81 points against High Point. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 55.4% and made 3 threes. For the season, the Winthrop 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 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.7 made three’s per contest.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 131st rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. So far, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (619th).

Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Home Win?

UNC Asheville will look to bounce back from a tough loss to Gardner-Webb, as they are 14-9 overall and 6-2 in Big South play. At home, the Bulldogs are 5-3 this season, and they have won five straight games at home.

For the year, UNC Asheville is 8-1 when favored, and they come in as 2.5-point favorites for this one. So far, the Bulldogs have a scoring margin of +0.5 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, UNC Asheville has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-4, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 4-6. However, over their last 3 home games, they have covered the spread every time.

This season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville is 12-8. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 153.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 150 is very close to their season average OU line of 149.6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

The UNC Asheville offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Gardner-Webb. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.2% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Drew Pember, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 20.3, while Josh Banks also carries a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 221st, allowing 74.2 points per game. So far, the UNC Asheville defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (583rd).