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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Bobcats

UNC Asheville BulldogsOhio Bobcats
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Ohio Bobcats Odds


Ohio University Convocation Center will host Bobcats vs. Bulldogs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Ohio will face the 19-8 Bulldogs, who own a 4-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 8-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View UNC Asheville vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bobcats as 7.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 92 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 149 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 81-80.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 159 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 147 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while UNC Asheville rates No. 109 at 6.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Asheville owns the country's No. 194-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNC Asheville was a 74-69 loser on the road against Coastal Carolina. Matt Dickey scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 74-69 to Coastal Carolina at Kimbel Arena on Tuesday).

In their last action, Ohio was a 72-59 winner at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got 22 points from D.J. Cooper as Ohio ran past Bowling Green 72-59 on Wednesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Bobcats trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Ohio is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
UNC Asheville home to Gardner-Webb, Thursday, February 23
Ohio at Buffalo, Wednesday, February 22