The Longwood Lancers (4-6), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they travel to Edmunds Center to go head-to-head with the Stetson Hatters (5-6). Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Longwood Lancers vs. Stetson Hatters Betting Preview
The last time the Lancers played, they were beaten by the Morgan State Bears, 73-65. Longwood’s DeShaun Wade had 13 points in the contest. Morgan State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.594 (above their season average of 0.443). Longwood, meanwhile, forced the Bears into a turnover percentage of 22.9 (above their season average of 18.9).
The Hatters are trying to rebound after their 88-61 loss to the VMI Keydets in their last contest. Rob Perry was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 5-for-10 shooting. VMI’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Stetson. The Keydets had a rate of 16.4 (worse than their season average of 14.2), while the Hatters posted a mark of 27.8 (above their season average of 18.3).
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams face off. Stetson ranks 334th in possessions per game (64.8) and Longwood is 258th (68.0).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year. The Lancers won the sole contest played against each other last season, 77-63. The Lancers played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.200 and a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.670. The Hatters were 0.125 and 0.500, respectively, for those same stats.
Longwood Lancers vs. Stetson Hatters Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Longwood, ATS Winner – Longwood, O/U – Over
Longwood ranks 59th in three pointers attempted per game (25.5) while Stetson ranks 270th in three pointers allowed per game (28.8).
The Hatters rank 132nd in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Lancers rank 166th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
Stetson ranks 226th in assists per game (10.6) while Longwood ranks 234th (10.1).
The Hatters’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 3.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Lancers have scored an average of 52.6 points per game (12.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (1.8 above their season average).