Gardner-Webb vs. UNC Asheville - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Gardner-Webb vs. UNC Asheville - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (15-15) at Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (15-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Dedmon Center)

The Line: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and Gardner-Webb Bulldogs meet Thursday in the college basketball Big South Tournament at the Donald N. Dedmon Center.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 75.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Devon Baker is averaging 16.6 points and 2.4 rebounds while Tajion Jones is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. LJ Thorpe is the third double-digit scorer and Lavar Batts Jr. is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs have lost five of their last six non-home games.

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The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs head into this tournament on a four-game winning streak. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are averaging 71.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jose Perez is averaging 15 points and 4.3 assists while Eric Jamison Jr. is averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jaheam Cornwall is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Johnson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs have won five of their last seven non-home games. 

The Bulldogs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Runnin' Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 5-1-1 in Bulldogs last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Runnin' Bulldogs last 7 overall.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs have some serious defensive isues heading into this contest, which includes allowing 52.2 percent shooting from the field and 38.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are playing some of their best ball of the season right now and are shooting 53.2 percent from the field in their last five games. Gardner-Webb should roll offensively in this contest, covering the reasonable number.

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Randy’s Pick Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs -4.5

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