UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Preview
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in UNC Asheville at Kimmel Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
UNC Asheville battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 16-10 mark (9-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Bulldogs and 12-3-1 for the Gamecocks.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 107 (Bulldogs) and the No. 233 (Gamecocks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Asheville's No. 71 nationally ranked offense (72.1 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 121 at 64.2 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. UNC Asheville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville State was a 67-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Gamecocks got a 23-point performance from Tarvin Gaines, who added 10 rebounds, as Jacksonville State ran past SE Missouri State 67-65 on Wednesday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
UNC Asheville was a 65-64 loser in its last match on the road against Coastal Carolina. UNC Asheville suffered a 65-64 loss against Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Jeremy Atkinson in a losing effort at Kimbel Arena.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Belmont are 4-2
After playing SE Missouri State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Gamecocks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State at Belmont, Saturday, March 2
UNC Asheville home to Presbyterian, Wednesday, February 27