Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Panthers? Tip off is at at 7:00 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. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have High Point as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 153.5 points.


The Pick: Winthrop Eagles +8.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Even though we have High Point winning straight-up, we like Winthrop at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Eagles Pull Off a Win at High Point?

After a win in their last game against USC Upstate, Winthrop is 17-12 this season. Over their past 10 games, they have gone 4-6 on the road, and for the year, their average scoring margin on the road is -1.7 points per game. So far, they have been the underdog 10 times, and their record in those games is 1-9.

As the underdog, Winthrop has been given an average of +8.5 points per game. They have gone 13-4 this season when favored, and their record in Big South games is 8-7. For the year, they have a scoring differential of +6.2 points per game at home, and their record is 8-4.

As the underdog this season, Winthrop has an ATS record of 3-7 and an overall ATS mark of 10-17. On the road, the Eagles have gone 6-9 vs. the spread this year and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. In their last three games as the underdog, Winthrop has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Winthrop games is 15-12 and today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Winthrop finished with 83 points in their game against USC Upstate. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.9 points per game. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 104th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 216th in terms of percentage and 201st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 141st in the country at 70.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Winthrop’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.9% this season.

Does High Point Have a Shot at a Home Win?

High Point has been dominant at home this season, going 14-1 with an average scoring margin of +11.0 points per game. They have also been the favorite in 18 of their 29 games, going 17-1 in those matchups.

In their last game, the Panthers defeated Charleston Southern by a score of 74-59. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

High Point’s ATS record this season is 17-8-2, including a mark of 9-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this season, High Point is just 1-2 ATS over their last 3 games.

High Point’s over/under record this season is 16-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 156.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (151.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their latest game, High Point offense put up 74 points against Charleston Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Panthers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 95th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 211st in percentage and 102nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Panthers’ defense is nationally ranked 215th, allowing 73.7 points per game. High Point will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Charleston Southern to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.