The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (5-4) will be at home in Kimmel Arena when they challenge the Stetson Hatters (5-7). The game gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
Stetson Hatters vs. UNC Asheville Bulldogs Betting Odds
In their last matchup, the Bulldogs easily got past the UT Martin Skyhawks, 91-72, while the Hatters lost to the Longwood Lancers, 76-72.
UNC Asheville dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.1 (better than their season average of 15.6) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 32.0). For those same stats, UT Martin had marks of 15.4 and 23.5, respectively. Stetson, on the other hand, held Longwood to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.5 (below their season average of 25.2). UNC Asheville received a boost from DeVon Baker, who had 37 points. Meanwhile, Terry Ivery led the way for Stetson, contributing 11 points and five assists.
The Hatters won the only game between these two teams last season, 80-74. The Hatters’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Bulldogs. Stetson had a rate of 11.8, while UNC Asheville posted a mark of 20.4.
UNC Asheville could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense goes up against one of the worst defenses in the country. The Bulldogs rank 34th in offensive efficiency, while Stetson ranks 273rd in defensive efficiency dating back to last season. It could also be an error-filled game for the offense of the Hatters, which ranks 314th in ball security (turnover percentage of 19.0 percent). They’ll be going up against the stingy defense of the Bulldogs, which has forced the fifth-most turnovers in the nation (20.6 percent).
Stetson Hatters at UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – UNC Asheville, ATS Winner – UNC Asheville, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- UNC Asheville ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while Stetson ranks 267th (25.7).
- The Bulldogs rank 179th in assists per game (11.0) while the Hatters rank 206th in assists allowed per game (15.6).
- The Bulldogs rank 13th in steals per game (7.0) while the Hatters rank 121st (6.7).
- Stetson ranks 44th in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while UNC Asheville ranks 76th (3.3).