Presbyterian Blue Hose visit Gardner-Webb Bulldogs in college basketball clash
Presbyterian Blue Hose vs Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Gardner-Webb vs Presbyterian battle Saturday at Paul Porter Arena as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Blue Hose will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS. Presbyterian is 0-1 on the totals; Gardner-Webb is 0-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 132 (Bulldogs) and the No. 338 (Blue Hose) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-57 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Hose rank No. 343 in NCAA Division 1 with 28.4 per game. That compares with Gardner-Webb’s No. 128 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gardner-Webb is college basketball's No. 243-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Blue Hose rate No. 186 with 6 per game.
Defensively, Presbyterian features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Gardner-Webb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 216 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Presbyterian, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled UNC Asheville on the road. Khalid Mutakabbir scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hose to a win (they lost 74-62 to UNC Asheville at Kimmel Arena on Wednesday).
Gardner-Webb won its last outing, a 67-62 result against Charleston Southern on February 27. Kevin Hartley scored 21 points leading the Bulldogs to a 67-62 victory over Charleston Southern at Paul Porter Arena on Wednesday.