Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Eagles. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Eagles at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big South conference game currently have Winthrop as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.
HIGH POINT PANTHERS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Winthrop Eagles -1
This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE WINTHROP EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Winthrop pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will the Panthers Win in Rock Hill?
High Point has been on a tear lately, winning nine games in a row, including a 78-67 victory over USC Upstate in their most recent contest. So far, the Panthers have gone 17-4 overall and 6-0 in Big South action.
On the road, High Point has a record of 4-4, and their average scoring margin in those games is +2.4. Over their last 10 road games, the team has gone 5-5.
High Point has been a great bet this season with a 12-5-2 ATS mark. Their road ATS record is 5-1-2 and they have gone 7-1-2 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Panthers are 5-0-2 this year and they are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
High Point’s over/under record this year is 11-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 156.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (151.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
Coming off their recent game, the High Point offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against USC Upstate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 7 threes. Offensively, the Panthers have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 102nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 148th in percentage and 77th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 197th in the country at 73.5 points per contest. Against USC Upstate, the Panthers’ defense gave up 67 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, USC Upstate only made 8 free-throws.
Do the Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Winthrop is 6-2 at home this season, and they have a scoring margin of +8.8 points per game in those contests. They are 11-2 this season when favored, and they are favored by 1 point today against High Point.
Over their last 10 home games, the Eagles have gone 8-2, and they are 4-1 in their last five. They are coming off a 78-59 win over Charleston Southern.
Winthrop’s ATS record this season is 8-11, including a mark of 3-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are 4-6 vs. the spread.
Winthrop’s over/under record this season is 9-10 and today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146). Their games this season have averaged 148.3 points and their last three games have averaged 149 points.
In their latest game, Winthrop offense put up 78 points against Charleston Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.9% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kelton Talford, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14, while K.J. Doucet also maintains a PPG average of 12.9 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 69.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Charleston Southern, the Buccaneers finished with a field goal percentage of 32% and a total of 59 points vs. Winthrop.