Looking to win big? The Lancers and Eagles face off at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles are hosting the game at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Eagles are favored to win at home vs. the Lancers.
LONGWOOD LANCERS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Winthrop Eagles -2.5
This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
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 -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Longwood Win on the Road?
Longwood comes into today’s game against Winthrop with a season record of 12-3. Over their last ten road games, which includes last year, Longwood has a 6-4 record. Up to this point, Longwood has been solid in terms of the spread, sitting at 8-4 ATS. In their last five games, they have a 3-1 record vs. the spread.
So far, Longwood’s games have averaged 140.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 140.7 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Lancers’ games have averaged 141 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
Against Dayton, the Longwood had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.5 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.3% in the game. Johnathan Massie led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Michael Christmas contributed 12 points for the Lancers.
The Lancers’ defense is presently ranked 19th nationally, allowing an average of 62.7 points per contest. Longwood’s three-point defense is currently 40th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.3% of their shots vs. Longwood.
Does Winthrop Stand a Chance at Home?
Prior to today’s game, Winthrop has a record of 9-6. So far this season, all of the Eagles’ games have been played on the road. Winthrop’s ATS performance is currently in the negative, as they have a 5-7 record. However, in their last five games, the team has a solid 3-1 ATS record.
Looking at their over/under performance through 15 games, Winthrop has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging 145.5 points per game on average. The Eagles have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 145 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 78.9 points per game, Winthrop struggled in their previous game. Against Florida State, the Eagles scored 61 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Offensively, the Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 173rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 125th in percentage and 159th in three-pointers made.
The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 89th nationally, allowing an average of 67.9 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Longwood, the Winthrop defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Winthrop made 30 free-throws vs. the Eagles.