Check out our free Presbyterian vs High Point pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in High Point. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Presbyterian vs High Point Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Blue Hose vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Presbyterian Blue Hose at High Point Panthers
- Where: High Point at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Presbyterian +6.5, PRESB +225 | HPNT -286 O/U 146.5
Blue Hose Preview:
Presbyterian heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-13. So far, the Blue Hose have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 0-8. For the season, Presbyterian has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 1-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Blue Hose being +6.5 point underdogs.
Presbyterian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Crosby James who is averaging 11.33 points per game for the Blue Hose. James is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blue Hose’s offensive game plan is the play of Marquis Barnett who has hit 41.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.5 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Presbyterian this season, as they are currently ranked 305th in college basketball at 67.8 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 Blue Hose’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 27.0%, placing them 536th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Presbyterian, the High Point Panthers will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 8-9. So far this season, High Point has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Panthers as the -6.5 point favorites. The Panthers have been favored 8 times, going 4-4 straight up.
High Point’s leading scorer this season is Jaden House, who is averaging 19.88 points per contest. So far, House has accounted for 25.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.18 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Abdoulaye Thiam is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 14.12 points per game. Between him and Thiam, they are accounting for 43.5% 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 they 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: High Point Panthers -6.5
In this matchup between the High Point Panthers and Presbyterian Blue Hose, the oddsmakers have High Point as the -6.5 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Panthers to cover the spread as the home favorites. We are looking for the Panthers’ offensive attack to put together a strong outside shooting performance. For the season, High Point is averaging 6.5 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 33.5%. A good outing from downtown will make a huge difference in the game as Presbyterian has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking High Point laying the points.