Check out our free UNC Asheville vs Presbyterian pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Clinton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

UNC Asheville vs Presbyterian Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Blue Hose Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Presbyterian Blue Hose
  • Where: Clinton at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: UNC Asheville -4.5, NCASHE -203 | PRESB +164 O/U 133.5

Bulldogs Preview:

UNC Asheville will take the floor against the Blue Hose with an overall record of 19-7. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 7-6. So far, the Bulldogs have been favored 15 times, going 11-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UNC Asheville as -4.5 point favorites.

Drew Pember comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 20.5 points per contest. Not only has Pember been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UNC Asheville’s top rebounder at 9.5 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 14.15 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.4% of his shots and is adding 5.08 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%.

Blue Hose Preview:

The Presbyterian Blue Hose head into today’s game in what will be their 27th game of the season, posting a record of 5-21. Currently, the Blue Hose have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 5-8. So far, the Blue Hose have been the underdog 20 times, going 1-19 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

Presbyterian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Crosby James who is averaging 10.04 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 Jalen Forrest who has hit 37.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.76 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Presbyterian Blue Hose +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 Presbyterian Blue Hose have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 3-7, 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 in favor of the Bulldogs is too high and there is good value on grabbing Presbyterian 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 Presbyterian taking the points.