The Lancers and Blue Hose are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Hose will host the game at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. Longwood is favored by -2 in this Big South conference contest against Presbyterian. The game’s over/under currently sits at 142.5 points.

LONGWOOD LANCERS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +2

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Longwood Secure a Road Victory?

Longwood has been favored in 18 of their 26 games this season, and they have gone 12-6 in those contests. On the road, the Lancers are just 4-8 this season, and they have lost their last seven games away from home.

Overall, Longwood is 15-11 this year, and they are 3-8 in Big South play. In their last game, the Lancers defeated Winthrop by a score of 84-74.

Longwood’s ATS record this season is 10-13. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lancers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, Longwood is 5-7 ATS this year and they have an 0-5 ATS mark in their last 5 road games.

Longwood’s over/under record for the season is 12-11, and the average scoring total in their games is 141.4. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (140.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

The Longwood offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against Winthrop. They posted a field goal percentage of 50.9% and connected on 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Walyn Napper, who is averaging 13.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Johnathan Massie also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 heading into game.

At this time, the Lancers’ defense is positioned 61st in the country, permitting 67.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. Presbyterian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.8%.

Can the Blue Hose Offense Score Enough at Home?

Presbyterian enters this game with a 12-15 overall record and a 4-8 mark in Big South play. The Blue Hose have gone 5-7 at home this season, including a three-game win streak.

Presbyterian is 4-13 as an underdog this season, and the team’s average scoring margin at home is -2.3 points per game. In the Blue Hose’s last game, they lost to UNC Asheville by a score of 71-69.

Against the spread, Presbyterian has a record of 14-10 this season. At home, they are 6-6 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Blue Hose have gone 10-7 vs. the spread this year. In their last three games at home, Presbyterian is 3-0 vs. the spread and they have a 7-3 mark vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Presbyterian’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-10, and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.9). So far, 11 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

In contrast to their season average of 75.4 points per game, the Presbyterian had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against UNC Asheville and had a field goal percentage of 45.1%. Offensively, the Blue Hose hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 65th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 173rd in terms of percentage and 263rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Blue Hose’s defense holds the 213rd rank in the nation, allowing 73.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Longwood. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.