Check out our free Campbell vs UNC Asheville pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Asheville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Campbell vs UNC Asheville Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Fighting Camels vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Campbell Fighting Camels at UNC Asheville Bulldogs
- Where: Asheville at Kimmel Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Campbell +4.5, CAMP +165 | NCASHE -205 O/U 137.5
Fighting Camels Preview:
The Campbell Fighting Camels head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 6-9. On the road, the Fighting Camels will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Fighting Camels have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Campbell’s leading scorer this season is Ricky Clemons, who is averaging 12.2 points per contest. So far, Clemons has accounted for 17.91% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.6 rebounds per game and 3.33 assists. Anthony Dell’orso is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Camels, averaging 10.8 points per game. Between him and Dell’orso, they are accounting for 33.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Campbell this season, as they are currently ranked 352nd in college basketball at 66.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Fighting Camels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 362nd in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Campbell, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 10-6. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, UNC Asheville has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.
Drew Pember comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 18.75 points per contest. Not only has Pember been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNC Asheville’s top rebounder at 8.88 boards per contest. Behind Pember, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tajion Jones, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 52.2% of his shots and is adding 5.25 boards per game.
On offense, UNC Asheville comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 484th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Bulldogs’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.9 points per game. So far, 40.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Campbell Fighting Camels +4.5
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the UNC Asheville Bulldogs as the favorites to win. Not only do the Campbell Fighting Camels have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 5-5, but UNC Asheville also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -4.5 points in favor of the Bulldogs is too high and there is good value on grabbing Campbell vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the UNC Asheville Bulldogs as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Campbell taking the points.