Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blue Hose and Eagles. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Eagles at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big South conference game currently have Winthrop as the -9 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 145.5 points.

PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +9

This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Winthrop winning straight-up, we like Presbyterian at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Blue Hose Lock in a Road Win?

Presbyterian enters this game as nine-point underdogs, and they have gone just 4-14 as underdogs this season. They have lost two straight games, and they are 12-16 overall.

On the road, the Blue Hose have gone 4-8 this season, and they have lost five straight road games. Over their last 10 road games, they are just 2-8.

As the underdog, Presbyterian has an ATS record of 10-8 this season. On the road, the Blue Hose have gone 8-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Presbyterian is 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Blue Hose have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Presbyterian’s over/under record this season is 15-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 148 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

The Blue Hose’s offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.3 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Marquis Barnett, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15, while Samage Teel also carries a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

The Blue Hose’s defense is presently ranked 223rd nationally, allowing an average of 74.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Longwood, the Lancers finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 81 points vs. Presbyterian.

Are the Eagles Ready for a Home Win?

Winthrop enters today’s game against Presbyterian as a 9-point favorite, and the Eagles have been excellent at home this season, going 7-3 compared to 6-9 on the road. They have a scoring margin of +8.9 points per game at home, and they are 12-3 when favored.

Overall, Winthrop is 16-11, and they are coming off an 85-69 win over Radford. Over their last 10 games at home, the Eagles have gone 8-2, and they are 3-2 in their last five.

Winthrop’s ATS record this season is just 10-15, including a mark of 4-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Winthrop games is 14-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

Winthrop finished with 85 points in their game against Radford. This total surpasses their season-average of 78.6 points per game. Kelton Talford is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, K.J. Doucet brings a PPG average of 13.1 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 70.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Winthrop’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.2% this season.