Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Runnin' Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, NC. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have Gardner-Webb as the -1.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 149.5 points.

UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS VS GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN' BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at Paul Porter Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN' BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Runnin' Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Gardner-Webb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Road Win?

UNC Asheville has been the underdog in 10 of their 22 games this season, going 3-7 in those games. They are currently on a four-game winning streak, and their overall record is 14-8.

So far, the Bulldogs have been better on the road than at home, going 6-5 compared to 5-3 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -1.1, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games.

UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 9-10 this season and they are 5-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 5-5 vs. the spread this year. In their last 3 road games, UNC Asheville has an ATS mark of 2-1 and they have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last 3 games as the underdog.

UNC Asheville's over/under record this season is 11-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.5. Today's over/under line of 149.5 is right in line with that average. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 148 points.

Against Charleston Southern, the UNC Asheville had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 81 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.7% in the game. Offensively, the Bulldogs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 101st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 87th in terms of percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bulldogs' defense is ranked 217th in the country at 73.9 points per contest. UNC Asheville will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Charleston Southern to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.

Can the Runnin' Bulldogs Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After winning their last five games, Gardner-Webb is 10-12 overall and 5-2 in Big South play. At home, the Runnin' Bulldogs are 4-3 this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games.

As a team, Gardner-Webb has an average scoring margin of +0.4 points per game at home compared to -6.2 on the road. Over their last five games, they have gone 4-1 at home.

As the favorite this season, Gardner-Webb has gone 3-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have a 3-7 ATS record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Gardner-Webb is 13-6. Today's over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (142.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

The Gardner-Webb offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against USC Upstate. They posted a field goal percentage of 50.9% and connected on 4 threes. The team's top scorer is Julien Soumaoro, who enters today's matchup with an average of 13.5, while Caleb Robinson also carries a PPG average of 13.5 into the game.

At this time, the Runnin' Bulldogs' defense is positioned 192nd in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. In today's game vs. UNC Asheville, the Gardner-Webb defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Gardner-Webb made 15 free-throws vs. the Runnin' Bulldogs.