Winthrop Eagles vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Winthrop Eagles at Kimmel Arena on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Bulldogs are 13-10 overall and 2-2 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 10-11 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UNC Asheville boasts a 2-1 on the OU, and Winthrop is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 104 and the Eagles at No. 178 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-65 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 232 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with UNC Asheville’s No. 99 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UNC Asheville is college basketball's No. 313-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 162 with 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Winthrop features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. UNC Asheville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Winthrop was a 66-56 winner at home against Liberty. The Eagles got 18 points from Joab Jerome as Winthrop ran past Liberty 66-56 on Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum.
In their last action, UNC Asheville was a 78-61 winner on the road against Campbell. The Bulldogs grabbed a 78-61 win over the Camels on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Jeremy Atkinson at Convocation Center.
Winthrop home to Longwood, Saturday, February 9
UNC Asheville at VMI, Friday, February 8