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Presbyterian vs. North Carolina-Asheville - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Carolina-Asheville at Presbyterian
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center
Clinton, South Carolina
The Line
The Line: Presbyterian -15.5 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | North Carolina-Asheville at Presbyterian
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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and Presbyterian Blue Hose meet Tuesday in the first round of the college basketball Big South Tournament at the Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs enter the tournament on a four-game losing streak. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 57.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devon Baker is averaging 16.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while Tajion Jones is averaging 10 points and 1.2 assists. LJ Thorpe is dishing 2.6 assists and Coty Jude is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs lost five of their last six road games.

The Presbyterian Blue Hose enter this game splitting their last 10 games. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are averaging 75.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Adam Flagler is averaging 15.9 points and 3.5 rebounds while Francois Lewis is averaging 15.2 points and 1.5 assists. Davon Bell is the third double-digit scorer and JC Younger is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Presbyterian Blue Hose have won five of their last six home games.

The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big South, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Hose are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 3-0-1 in Blue Hose last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall.

The Presbyterian Blue Hose beat the UNC Asheville Bulldogs twice last month by an average of 19.5 points. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs enters this game shooting just 40.3 percent from the field and is losing by an average of 11.2 points in their last five games. On the road, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs are losing by an average of 20.1 points while shooting just 39 percent from the field. I like to take the points in tournament games where you usually get the best from both sides with the season on the line, but it's hard to make case for UNC Asheville, especially with how the two meetings in February went. 

Pick:
Presbyterian -15.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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