Gardner-Webb Bulldogs vs Presbyterian Blue Hose Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Furman Pinson Arena Wednesday as host Presbyterian looks to handle the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.
The Blue Hose sit at 5-18 (0-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 13-10 (3-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Presbyterian is 0-0 OU, and Gardner-Webb is 0-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Hose, most recently No. 336 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 142 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-56 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Presbyterian has the nation's No. 285-rated offensive output, at 62.3 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 50 allowing on average 60.8 PPG. The Blue Hose FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Defensively, Gardner-Webb features the nation's No. 93-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Presbyterian, meanwhile, comes in at No. 195 nationally in scoring at home.
Gardner-Webb was a 76-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. The Bulldogs got a terrific 26-point effort from Tashan Newsome as Gardner-Webb defeated Longwood 76-65 on Saturday at Paul Porter Arena.
Presbyterian was a 78-68 loser in its last match on the road against High Point. Presbyterian got 17 points from Joshua Clyburn but lost anyway, 78-68, to High Point on Saturday at Millis Center.
Gardner-Webb home to Liberty, Saturday, February 9
Presbyterian at Radford, Saturday, February 9