The Eagles and Lancers are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lancers will host the game at Joan Perry Brock Center in Farmville, VA. The over/under for this game is set at 134 points, and the Lancers are the home favorites against the Eagles in a non-conference matchup.
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL EAGLES VS LONGWOOD LANCERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Longwood Lancers -9
This game will be played at Joan Perry Brock Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE LONGWOOD LANCERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Lancers.
- Not only will Longwood pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will North Carolina Central Win on the Road?
Heading into their third game of the season, North Carolina Central currently has a record of 0-2. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, North Carolina Central has a road record of 3-2. North Carolina Central has a current spread record of 0-2 heading into today’s game. Over their last ten games, which includes last season, North Carolina Central is 4-3-1 against the spread.
In two games, North Carolina Central comes in with an over/under mark of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 136.5 points per game. In the Eagles’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 79 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.
In their most recent game, the North Carolina Central offense put up just 54 points vs. the Georgia Bulldogs. Overall, they are now averaging 82.5 points per game which is 93rd in the country. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 218th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 237th in percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the North Carolina Central defense has excelled, sitting 63rd in the nation by allowing 66.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.8 threes per game vs. Longwood. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 20.1%.
Can the Lancers Secure a Win at Home?
Longwood comes into their third game of the season with a 1-1 overall record. Looking back to the previous year, Longwood has a 3-2 record in their last five games at home. Longwood’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 1-1. When considering the school’s previous three games, including those from last season, they have a 0-2 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +12.
Up to this point, games involving Longwood have had an average of 141.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 136.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Lancers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Longwood offense tallied 80 points in a matchup against Maryland Eastern Shore. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.5%, and they made 2 threes. The top scorer for the Lancers was Szymon Zapala with 15 points, while Jesper Granlund also added 12 to the scoreboard.
So far this season, the Longwood defense has been performing well, ranking 21st in the country at 59.0 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, the Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 33% and a total of 61 points vs. Longwood.