Gardner-Webb @ Winthrop
Current Records: Gardner-Webb 8-11; Winthrop 8-12
What to Know
The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs haven't won a game against the Winthrop Eagles since Feb. 13 of 2020, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. Gardner-Webb and Winthrop will face off in a Big South battle at 2 p.m. ET at Winthrop Coliseum. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
The Bulldogs were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 64-59 to the Longwood Lancers.
Meanwhile, the Eagles were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 71-66 to the High Point Panthers.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Gardner-Webb is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 3-8 against the spread when favored.
The losses put Gardner-Webb at 8-11 and Winthrop at 8-12. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bulldogs have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.90%, which places them 31st in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Eagles have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.90% from the floor on average, which is the eighth highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Winthrop Coliseum -- Rock Hill, South Carolina
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $19.95
The Bulldogs are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Winthrop have won 16 out of their last 18 games against Gardner-Webb.
- Mar 05, 2022 - Winthrop 76 vs. Gardner-Webb 67
- Feb 16, 2022 - Winthrop 81 vs. Gardner-Webb 70
- Jan 22, 2022 - Winthrop 64 vs. Gardner-Webb 62
- Jan 10, 2021 - Winthrop 91 vs. Gardner-Webb 83
- Jan 09, 2021 - Winthrop 75 vs. Gardner-Webb 65
- Mar 06, 2020 - Winthrop 78 vs. Gardner-Webb 66
- Feb 13, 2020 - Gardner-Webb 74 vs. Winthrop 70
- Jan 11, 2020 - Winthrop 99 vs. Gardner-Webb 95
- Feb 16, 2019 - Gardner-Webb 64 vs. Winthrop 60
- Jan 24, 2019 - Winthrop 97 vs. Gardner-Webb 88
- Mar 01, 2018 - Winthrop 72 vs. Gardner-Webb 68
- Feb 15, 2018 - Winthrop 90 vs. Gardner-Webb 71
- Jan 15, 2018 - Winthrop 90 vs. Gardner-Webb 67
- Mar 03, 2017 - Winthrop 80 vs. Gardner-Webb 77
- Feb 11, 2017 - Winthrop 77 vs. Gardner-Webb 71
- Jan 26, 2017 - Winthrop 72 vs. Gardner-Webb 70
- Mar 05, 2016 - Winthrop 82 vs. Gardner-Webb 69
- Jan 20, 2016 - Winthrop 71 vs. Gardner-Webb 58