Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at High Point Panthers Betting Odds

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The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (12-16, 7-8 BigSou) can put an end to a six-game road losing streak when they meet the High Point Panthers (12-14, 7-8 BigSou) at Millis Center. Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at High Point Panthers Betting Preview

In the Runnin’ Bulldogs last game, they got blown out by the Winthrop Eagles, 90-71. Gardner-Webb’s David Efianayi recorded 20 points and five assists in the game. Winthrop did a terrific job of making free throws (25-34; 73.5 percent). Gardner-Webb, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 17.7). The Panthers are trying to rebound after their 69-62 loss to the Presbyterian Blue Hose in their last outing. Jahaad Proctor was High Point’s leading scorer with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Presbyterian had an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.506). High Point, meanwhile, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (14-18; 77.8 percent). This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Gardner-Webb. Gardner-Webb ranks 255th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.8 percent), while the pesky defense of High Point forces the 23rd-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.8 percent). These teams have already met once this season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs won 62-45. The Runnin’ Bulldogs played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.367 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.449. For those same stats, the Panthers were 0.182 and 0.318, respectively. Efianayi was the games top overall scorer with 23 points.

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. High Point Panthers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 159th in blocks per game (2.9) while the Panthers rank 188th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
  • High Point ranks 26th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while Gardner-Webb ranks 216th (15.0).
  • The Panthers average 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 26th in the nation. The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 176th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • Gardner-Webb ranks 166th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while High Point ranks 307th (14.9).

Betting Trends:

  • The Panthers have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, High Point has defeated opponents by an average of 5.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Runnin’ Bulldogs have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (2.2 above their season average).