Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Winthrop Eagles Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The Winthrop Eagles (9-7, 3-0 BigSou) welcome the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (5-10, 1-2 BigSou) to Winthrop Coliseum. The Eagles will try to extend their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Winthrop Eagles ATS Odds

In their last game, the Eagles dismantled the High Point Panthers, 79-57, while the Runnin’ Bulldogs lost a winnable game to the Radford Highlanders, 67-64.

Winthrop played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.591 (above their season average of 0.532) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 (above their season average of 33.6). For those same stats, High Point recorded marks of 0.422 and 30.8, respectively. Gardner-Webb, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 28.2). Winthrop was led by Micheal Anumba, who put up 11 points and six rebounds. Nate Johnson had a solid performance for Gardner-Webb, putting up 27 points.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs won the last contest 64-60. Gardner-Webb’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Winthrop. The Runnin’ Bulldogs had a rate of 0.183, while the Eagles posted a mark of 0.087. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a showdown of contrasting paces as the fast-paced Eagles will look to push the slower-paced Runnin’ Bulldogs. The Eagles rank 54th in possessions per game while the Runnin’ Bulldogs are 293rd.

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. Winthrop Eagles Betting Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Winthrop, ATS Winner – Gardner-Webb, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Winthrop averages 27.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 27th in the country. Gardner-Webb ranks 237th in three pointers allowed per game (25.9).
  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 49th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Eagles rank 159th (2.3).
  • The Eagles average 16.1 assists per game, which ranks 32nd in the NCAA. The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 186th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Winthrop ranks 36th in rebounds per game (39.8) while Gardner-Webb ranks 187th (34.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 4.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 87.0 points per game (7.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (0.9 below their season average).