The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (5-9) host the Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-9) in a matchup of Big South teams at Paul Porter Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, February 5, 2021. The Blue Hose are 7.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 130 for the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 5, 2021, 1:16 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Runnin’ Bulldogs (-7.5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Runnin’ Bulldogs favored by 7.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (10.4 points).

Pick OU:
Over (130)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (134.7 points) marginally higher than the DraftKings over/under (130 points).

Prediction: Gardner-Webb 73, Presbyterian 62

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs have an average implied point total of 76.8 this season, which is 7.8 points higher than their implied total in Friday’s game (69).
  • Gardner-Webb will look to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (69) for the eighth time this season.
  • The 70.2-point average implied total on the season for the Blue Hose is 9.2 more points than the team’s 61-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Presbyterian is trying to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (61) for the eighth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 7.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Runnin’ Bulldogs 6-7 0-4 6-7
Blue Hose 7-5 0-1 3-9

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/4/2021 Presbyterian Win 59-53 2/4/2021 Gardner-Webb Loss 59-53
1/30/2021 High Point Loss 72-69 1/30/2021 Longwood Win 66-54
1/29/2021 High Point Loss 59-55 1/29/2021 Longwood Loss 49-45
1/25/2021 Charleston Southern Win 80-71 1/25/2021 High Point Win 71-56
1/24/2021 Charleston Southern Win 74-62 1/24/2021 High Point Loss 81-57

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