The Jacksonville Dolphins (2-4) and the Gardner-Webb Runnin Bulldogs (2-5) battle at Ervin J. Nutter Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Gardner-Webb Runnin Bulldogs vs. Jacksonville Dolphins ATS Preview
The last time the Runnin Bulldogs played, they were beaten by the Fairfield Stags, 75-64. Gardner-Webbs Liam OReilly had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists in the contest. Fairfield had a turnover percentage of 13.8 (better than their season average of 18.2). Gardner-Webb, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.499).
The Dolphins are trying to rebound after their 68-44 loss to the Wright State Raiders in their last contest. With five points, seven assists and six rebounds, Devin Harris had a good outing for Jacksonville. Wright State held the Dolphins to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.1 (below their season average of 26.9). Jacksonville, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent).
This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Jacksonville. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Jacksonville ranks 187th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.9 percent), while the disruptive defense of Gardner-Webb has forced the 75th-most turnovers in the nation (20.5 percent).
Gardner-Webb Runnin Bulldogs vs. Jacksonville Dolphins Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Gardner-Webb, ATS Winner – Gardner-Webb, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Runnin Bulldogs average 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 96th in the NCAA. The Dolphins rank 232nd in assists allowed per game (14.3).
- Gardner-Webb ranks 159th in blocks per game (3.2) while Jacksonville ranks 284th (1.9).
- Jacksonville ranks 71st in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while Gardner-Webb ranks 302nd (17.5).
- The Runnin Bulldogs rank 69th in rebounds per game (37.9) while the Dolphins rank 280th (33.1).
- Jacksonville ranks 29th in steals per game (7.7) while Gardner-Webb ranks 226th in steals allowed per game (6.8).