BigSou foes will clash when the High Point Panthers (5-15, 2-5 BigSou) meet the Longwood Lancers (6-14, 1-6 BigSou) at the Millis Center. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Longwood Lancers vs. High Point Panthers Odds Preview
In the Lancers’ last game, they were beaten by the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, 71-66. Longwood’s DeShaun Wade had 12 points and six rebounds in the game. UNC Asheville forced the Lancers into a turnover percentage of 23.5 (above their season average of 18.4). Longwood, on the other hand, held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.5 (below their season average of 27.3).
The Panthers are hoping for a better outcome after their 79-76 loss to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in their last game. John-Michael Wright was the game’s high scorer with 31 points on 10-for-16 shooting. Gardner-Webb had a free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.245). High Point, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 14.1 (better than their season average of 19.4).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the nation’s top rebounding teams go head-to-head. The Panthers currently rank 45th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.8 percent), while Longwood ranks 58th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year. The Lancers won both contests played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, Longwood won 62-59. The Lancers’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Panthers. Longwood had a rate of 18.5, while High Point posted a mark of 21.8.
Longwood Lancers vs. High Point Panthers Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – High Point, ATS Winner – Longwood, O/U – Under
The Lancers rank 184th in assists allowed per game (13.8) while the Panthers rank 238th (16.1).
High Point ranks 98th in blocked shots (3.3 per game) while Longwood ranks 104th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Longwood averages 26.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 39th in the NCAA. High Point ranks 262nd in three pointers allowed per game (25.9).
The Panthers rank 37th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Lancers rank 197th (36.8).
Longwood ranks 92nd in steals per game (7.0) while High Point ranks 174th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
The Panthers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, down from 11.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Lancers have scored an average of 69.0 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (0.1 below their season average).