UNC Asheville at Winthrop - 1/13/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Winthrop Eagles (8-6) vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs (10-5)
Game Info: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Winthrop Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Winthrop Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs will travel to play the Winthrop Eagles in a Big South game on Thursday.
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are 10-5 (2-0) this season and have won four games in a row. UNC Asheville is coming off of a win against Charleston Southern by a score of 82-59 in their last game. UNC Asheville shot 46% from the field and forced 19 turnovers in the game. Drew Pember led the Bulldogs with 24 points and 4 rebounds in the win. UNC Asheville is averaging 75.9 points per game and is giving up 64.5 points per game against, while also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Taijon Jones is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Drew Pember is averaging 11.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. UNC Asheville is shooting 46.1% on field goals, 69.8% on free throws, and 37.6% on three pointers.
The Winthrop Eagles are 8-6 (1-0) this season and have won two games in a row. Winthrop defeated Campbell by a score of 74-72 in their last game. Winthrop made the go-ahead field goal with 4 seconds left and hung on for the win. Cory Hightower led the Eagles with 17 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Winthrop is averaging 77.4 points per game and is giving up 73 points per game against, while also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. D.J. Burns Jr. is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, while Patrick Good is averaging 11.4 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Winthrop is shooting 47.5% on field goals, 67.6% on free throws, and 37.8% on three pointers.
UNC Asheville is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The over is 5-2 in the Bulldogs last 7 games. Winthrop is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 4-0 in Winthrop’s last 4 home games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
This should be a good game between two historically good Big South teams. UNC Asheville is riding a nice winning streak and has played good defense this year. Winthrop doesn’t play as good of defense, but scores a little bit more per game and has the slight edge in rebounding. This game is a toss up, but I am going with UNC Asheville on the road due to their defense.