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Gardner-Webb vs Presbyterian Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Presbyterian Blue Hose (13-17) vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (16-15)
March 8, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs -6.5; Over/Under: +144
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The Presbyterian Blue Hose and the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Qubein Center on Friday night. Who comes out on top in Friday’s Big South tournament quarterfinal matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Presbyterian vs. Gardner-Webb Prediction.

Presbyterian Team Preview

The Presbyterian Blue Hose come into the tournament as the 6-seed, finishing the year 14-17 overall, including 6-10 in conference play. Marquis Barnett leads the Blue Hose in scoring with 15 PPG along with 4.5 RPG and 2.6 APG while Samage Teel has 13.2 PPG with 2.6 APG to lead the Blue Hose in the assist department and to round out the pair of double-digit scorers for Presbyterian up to this point in the year. Jonah Pierce also has a team-high 4.9 RPG to lead the Blue Hose up to this point in the year. As a team, Presbyterian is averaging 75.2 PPG on 47.6% shooting from the field, 33.8% from three and 66.5% from the foul line this season.

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Gardner-Webb Team Preview

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs come into the conference tournament as the 3-seed, finishing the year with a 16-15 overall record including an 11-5 mark in conference play. Caleb Robinson leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 13.2 PPG and 6.6 RPG while Julien Soumaoro has 13.1 PPG with 2.6 APG and DQ Nicholas has 12.1 PPG with 4 RPG and a team-high 2.8 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists while rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for Gardner-Webb up to this point in the year. As a team, Gardner-Webb is averaging 74 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 63.1% from the foul line this season.

Presbyterian vs. Gardner-Webb Prediction

I’m on Gardner-Webb here. I just don’t think that Presbyterian has enough in the take to go for a full 40 minutes. Gardner-Webb played the much better basketball down the stretch, and while they lost at Presbyterian, the Bulldogs also beat the Blue Hose at home by 16 points and went toe-to-toe with much tougher opposition on a neutral floor than what they’re up against here. I think Gardner-Webb does enough to get themselves the win and cover here so I’ll lay the points with the Bulldogs in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Gardner-Webb -6.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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