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Liberty Flames take on Bulldogs in college basketball test

Liberty FlamesUNC Asheville Bulldogs
Jan 7, 4:30 PM | Justice Center

Liberty Flames vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds


The UNC Asheville Bulldogs host Liberty on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-6 mark against the 5-11 Flames in college hoops action at Justice Center.

The Flames will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS. Liberty is 3-1 against the total, while UNC Asheville is 2-2 versus the number.

View Liberty vs UNC Asheville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Flames odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Asheville is rated No. 58 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Liberty is at No. 266. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-71 win for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flames is ranked No. 184 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with UNC Asheville’s No. 106 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Asheville is the No. 142-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Liberty rates No. 342 at 3.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Liberty owns the country's No. 310-rated mark, allowing 79.3 points per game on the highway. UNC Asheville, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Liberty lost its last outing, a 63-56 result against Presbyterian on January 2. Liberty got 15 points from David Minaya but lost anyway, 63-56, to Presbyterian on Monday at Vines Center.

UNC Asheville was a 94-85 winner in its last match at home against VMI. UNC Asheville earned a 94-85 victory over VMI on Thursday, getting 23 points from Matt Dickey at Justice Center.

Next up:
Liberty at VMI, Tuesday, January 10
UNC Asheville at Campbell, Thursday, January 12