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Gardner-Webb vs High Point Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Runnin’ Bulldogs vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at High Point Panthers
- Where: High Point at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Gardner-Webb +1, GARDWB -107 | HPNT -115 O/U 141.5
Runnin’ Bulldogs Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs High Point, the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 6-7. On the road, the Runnin’ Bulldogs will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have been the underdog 5 times, going 0-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Gardner-Webb’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Selden who is averaging 11.92 points per contest. So far, Selden has accounted for 16.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.62 rebounds per game and 0.77 assists. Kareem Reid is the second leading scorer for the Runnin’ Bulldogs, averaging 11.58 points per game. Between him and Reid, they are accounting for 30.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Gardner-Webb this season, as they are currently ranked 253rd in college basketball at 69.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 323rd in the NCAA.
High Point will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Gardner-Webb in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. So far this season, High Point has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Panthers as the -1 point favorites. The Panthers have been favored 5 times, going 4-1 straight up.
High Point’s leading scorer this season is Jaden House who is averaging 20.54 points per contest. So far, House has accounted for 25.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.85 rebounds per game and 2.23 assists. Zach Austin is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 14.69 points per game. Between him and Austin, they are accounting for 43.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for High Point this season, as they are currently ranked 251st in college basketball at 69.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 283rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the High Point Panthers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Gardner-Webb putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Panthers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Runnin’ Bulldogs to cover.
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