Big South Tournament - Campbell Camels take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test
Campbell Camels vs Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Campbell when they take on the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
This game is part of the Big South Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (HTC Center).
The Camels will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS. Campbell is 2-0 on the totals; Gardner-Webb is 0-2.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Camels were listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 136 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Camels sit at No. 254 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 72-64.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Camels is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Gardner-Webb’s No. 135 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Gardner-Webb is the No. 242-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Campbell rates No. 336 at 4.1 per game.
Defensively, Campbell features the nation's No. 307-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Gardner-Webb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.
Campbell was an 81-73 winner in its last match at home against Presbyterian. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Camels got 22 points from Trey Freeman as Campbell ran past Presbyterian 81-73 on Tuesday at HTC Center.
Gardner-Webb was a 76-57 winner in its last match at home against Presbyterian. Gardner-Webb got 21 points from Donta Harper en route to a 76-57 victory over Presbyterian on Saturday at Paul Porter Arena.