Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lancers versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. Longwood come into this Big South conference matchup as the -1 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 145 points.

LONGWOOD LANCERS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winthrop Eagles +1

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 2:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE WINTHROP EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 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 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Longwood Grab a Win on the Road?

Longwood heads into this game with a record of 18-13, including a mark of 6-10 in Big South play. On the road, the Lancers are 5-10 this season, and they have lost their last two games away from home.

For the year, Longwood has been favored in 20 games, going 14-6 in those contests. In their last game, the Lancers beat High Point by a score of 74-72.

Longwood’s ATS record this season is currently at .500 (14-14), but they have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. On the road, the Lancers are 7-8 ATS this year and 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. However, they have been perfect in their last three games as the favorite.

Longwood’s over/under record for the season is 15-13 and today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (141.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Longwood offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against High Point. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.1%, and they made 4 threes. Johnathan Massie led the scoring for the Lancers, contributing 16 points. Additionally, DA Houston chipped in with 15 points.

At present, the Lancers’ defense is nationally ranked 80th, allowing 68.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. High Point, the Panthers finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 72 points vs. Longwood.

Can the Eagles Pull the Upset at Home?

Winthrop enters this game as a slight underdog, as they have gone 1-9 in 10 games as the underdog this season. Their record at home this season is 8-5, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, Winthrop has an overall record of 17-14, including a 8-8 record in Big South Conference play. In their last game, they lost to Gardner-Webb by a score of 65-64.

Winthrop has an overall ATS record of 10-18 this season and they are 3-7 vs. the spread as the underdog. At home, their ATS mark is 4-9 and they are just 2-7 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Winthrop games is 15-13. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, and in their last 10 games, the average is 150 points. Currently, their average scoring total for the season is 148 points.

In their latest game, Winthrop offense put up 64 points against Gardner-Webb. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.4% and made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Eagles was Micheal Anumba with 16 points, while Kelton Talford also chipped in with 15 points.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 161st in the country, permitting 71.5 points per game. Against Gardner-Webb in their most recent game, the Winthrop defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Gardner-Webb to hit 40% of their shots.