Liberty Flames battle vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs highlights college basketball odds menu
UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Liberty Flames Odds
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Flames in Liberty at Vines Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Flames are 0-3 ATS. UNC Asheville is 2-1 against the total, while Liberty is 0-0 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 263-ranked Flames and the No. 98-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-64 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Liberty has the nation's No. 271-rated offensive output, at 63.3 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 256 allowing on average 70.2 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, UNC Asheville features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.
UNC Asheville was a 71-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. The Bulldogs endured a 71-63 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Jeremy Atkinson at Dale F. Halton Arena.
Liberty was a 63-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. Liberty earned a 63-62 victory over Western Carolina on Monday, getting 13 points from Tavares Speaks at Ramsey Center.
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