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NCAA hoops odds preview - UNC Asheville vs. Winthrop

UNC Asheville BulldogsWinthrop Eagles
Dec 31, 4:00 PM | Winthrop Coliseum

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Winthrop Eagles Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD4-9

Winthrop will look to improve on its 4-9 record on Saturday when they host UNC Asheville in NCAAB odds action at Winthrop Coliseum.

Winthrop battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 6-6 mark (4-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Eagles and 2-2 for the Bulldogs.

View UNC Asheville vs Winthrop Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 205-ranked Eagles and the No. 16-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-68 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 91 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Winthrop’s No. 284 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Winthrop is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 140 with 6.6 per game.

Defensively, UNC Asheville features the nation's No. 207-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Asheville was an 86-67 loser in its last match on the road against Western Carolina. The Bulldogs endured an 86-67 loss at the hands of the Catamounts on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Matt Dickey at Ramsey Center.

Winthrop lost its last outing, a 92-86 result against Georgia on December 27. Andre Jones chucked in a team-high 33 points for Winthrop on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 92-86 at Stegeman Coliseum.

Next up:
UNC Asheville at Radford, Monday, January 2
Winthrop home to Radford, Thursday, January 5

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