Savannah State Tigers vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs ATS Prediction

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The Savannah State Tigers (3-6) will travel to Paul Porter Arena to meet the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-5). The game begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Savannah State Tigers at Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated the USC Upstate Spartans, 74-61, while the Tigers lost big to the Vanderbilt Commodores, 120-85.

Gardner-Webb dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.3 (better than their season average of 17.9) and a free throw rate of 0.246 (matching their season average). USC Upstate put up marks of 19.0 and 0.193, respectively, for those same stats. Savannah State, on the other hand, forced Vanderbilt into a turnover percentage of 20.4 (above their season average of 15.4). Gardner-Webb was lifted by Eric Jamison, who put up 16 points and 11 rebounds. Collins Joseph, meanwhile had a good game for Savannah State, recording 21 points and five assists.

In their first matchup this season, Jamison led the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a 97-77 win. He registered a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Gardner-Webb’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Savannah State. The Runnin’ Bulldogs had a rate of 0.621 while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.457.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Gardner-Webb. Since the 2017-18 season, Gardner-Webb ranks 251st in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.6 percent), while the gambling defense of Savannah State has forced the 49th-most turnovers in the country (21.2 percent).

Savannah State Tigers at Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Gardner-Webb, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Savannah State ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (41.7) while Gardner-Webb ranks 269th in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
  • The Tigers rank 25th in rebounds per game (39.3) while the Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 212th (34.7).
  • Gardner-Webb ranks 157th in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while Savannah State ranks 226th (4.0).
  • The Tigers average 9.3 steals per game, which ranks second in the NCAA. The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 235th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Savannah State ranks 40th in assists per game (15.8) while Gardner-Webb ranks 236th in assists allowed per game (14.3).