Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Winthrop Eagles Betting Prediction 01/24/19

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It will be a contest between two sensational offenses when the Winthrop Eagles (13-6, 5-1 BigSou) take on the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (12-7, 3-2 BigSou) at Winthrop Coliseum. The game will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Winthrop Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Eagles won big over the UNC Asheville Bulldogs 66-45, while the Runnin’ Bulldogs were victorious over the Hampton Pirates 87-74.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs held the Pirates to an effective field goal percentage of 0.362 (below their season average of 0.492) and had a free throw rate of 0.377 (above their season average of 0.272). Winthrop, on the other hand, played a flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.538 (below their season average of 0.567) and a free throw rate of 0.170 (matching their season average). UNC Asheville was 0.352 and 0.130, respectively, for those same stats. Nych Smith fueled Winthrop with 15 points. Meanwhile, Gardner-Webb received a boost from Jose Perez, who put up 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Eagles dominated this series last year, securing victories in all three contests. In the last game, Winthrop won 72-68. The Eagles’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Winthrop had a rate of 16.1, while Gardner-Webb posted a mark of 20.6. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It might turn into a high-scoring affair as a pair of the NCAA’s top offenses face off. Winthrop currently ranks 40th with 113.1 points per 100 possessions and Gardner-Webb is 39th (113.4).

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Winthrop Eagles Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Winthrop, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Winthrop ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (33.1) while Gardner-Webb ranks 259th in three pointers allowed per game (26.6).
  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. The Eagles rank 114th in assists allowed per game (12.8).
  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 41st in steals per game (7.8) while the Eagles rank 184th (4.9).
  • Winthrop averages 41.4 rebounds per game, which ranks ninth in the country. Gardner-Webb ranks 141st in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 9.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (11.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average).