Winthrop vs. Gardner-Webb - 3/5/16 Big South Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (16-15) at Winthrop Eagles
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Pope Center)
The Line: Winthrop -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winthrop Eagles and Gardner-Webb Bulldogs meet Saturday in the Big South Quarterfinals.
The Winthrop Eagles look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Winthrop Eagles are averaging 82.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Keon Johnson is averaging 19.8 points and 2.4 assists while Jimmy Gavin is averaging 18 points and 2.8 rebounds. Xavier Cooks is the third double-digit scorer and Bjorn Broman is dishing two assists. The Winthrop Eagles are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Eagles are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Winthrop Eagles have won three of their last four neutral site games.
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The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are averaging 75.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tyrell Nelson is averaging 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while Harold McBride is averaging 12.6 points and 4.1 assists. Adonis Burbage is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Laquincy Rideau is dishing 2.7 assists. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs have won five of their last six neutral site games.
Winthrop is the better team and had its way with Gardner-Webb when they faced off in late January. The Eagles are playing great ball on the offensive end and will be able to shoot their way to victory in this contest. While there's no line yet, look for Winthrop to win comfortable.