NCAA Basketball betting line favors Wildcats over Spartans

UNC Greensboro SpartansDavidson Wildcats
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Belk Arena Saturday as host Davidson looks to handle the UNC Greensboro Spartans in NCAA hoops action.

Davidson battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 2-9 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Wildcats and 1-4 for the Spartans.

View UNC Greensboro vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 18-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 216-rated UNC Greensboro taking on the No. 173-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-69 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Davidson's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 345 at 81.3 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.6 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNC Greensboro was an 89-68 loser on the road against North Carolina State. They covered the 22.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro was run off the court by the Wolfpack on Monday as North Carolina State routed them 89-68 at PNC Arena.

In their last action, Davidson was a 67-50 loser on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Devils got 18 points from Ryan Kelly as Duke ran past Davidson 67-50 on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing North Carolina State are 1-4
After a loss are 3-7

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Furman are 6-4
After playing Duke are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Spartans at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games when playing on the road against Davidson
UNC Greensboro is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Davidson
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing at home against UNC Greensboro
Davidson is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Davidson's last 9 games when playing UNC Greensboro
Davidson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against UNC Greensboro

Next up:
UNC Greensboro home to Lees-McRaw College, Wednesday, January 9
Davidson at Furman, Saturday, January 12

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