Big South Round One-Gardner-Webb Bulldogs vs. Campbell Camels - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Campbell Camels (10-21) at Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (18-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Gardner-Webb Bulldogs -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Campbell Fighting Camels have upset on their mind when they visit the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs in a Big South opening round match up.
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The Campbell Fighting Camels struggled to a 10-21 record with most of their problems have come in Big South play where a 4-14 mark tells the story. The Fighting Camels have been outscored 66-64 overall but have not consistently reached the mid 60’s but have consistently given up over 70 points in conference action. A #240 SOS says the team didn’t play a lot of big names with a win over CAA power North Carolina-Wilmington being one of their better efforts.
Campbell is not explosive offensively but they are balanced behind the trio of Andrew Ryan, DJ Mason and Reco McCarter who combine for around 33 points and 14 rebounds which each shooting 45.5% or better. Kyre’ Hamer and Curtis Phillips are a pair of eight point scorers to give the Fighting Camels some strong options that can both score and rebound. Of course the offense would like to see Hamer and Phillips score some more but a worry is finding additional production from other sources which has been hit or miss.
I think the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs have been a bit streaky this season but the bottom line is an 18-10 record and 10-8 mark in the Big South is the envy many teams. The Bulldogs like a quick pace and outscore the opposition 75-74 and are usually winners when they push the score in to the 70’s although that is sometimes not enough if the defense falters which does happen. GW does have wins against Purdue and Clemson so they can play.
The Bulldogs do not lack options at the offensive end with the crown jewel of team going by the name of Jerome Hill who is one of the top players in the conference at 19 points and ten rebounds on 49% shooting. Tyrell Nelson is impressive as well with 13 points and 6.6 boards on 59% marksmanship. Harold McBride, Adonis Burbage, Tyler Strange and Jarvis Davis are all double digit threats that average between 7-9.5 points.
The Fighting Camels are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Runnin' Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Gardner-Webb are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. I’m just going with the better team with conflicting numbers…