Planning on watching today’s Eagles and Lancers game? Catch the action at Joan Perry Brock Center in Farmville, VA, as the Lancers hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have Longwood as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.
WINTHROP EAGLES VS LONGWOOD LANCERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Longwood Lancers -1
This game will be played at Joan Perry Brock Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE LONGWOOD LANCERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Lancers.
- Not only will Longwood pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Eagles Grab a Win on the Road?
Winthrop is 15-10 overall and 6-4 in the Big South, and they are coming off a 67-46 win over Charleston Southern. The Eagles have gone 5-5 on the road this season, and they are 1-2 in their last three road games.
As an underdog, Winthrop is 0-7 this season, and they are 15-10 overall. Their average scoring margin on the road is -1.8 points per game compared to +8.9 at home.
Winthrop has an ATS record of 9-13 this season, including a mark of 5-7 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last three road games, the Eagles have gone just 1-2 ATS and they are 2-5 vs. the spread as the underdog this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Winthrop has a record of just 3-7 vs. the spread.
Winthrop’s over/under record for the season is 11-11 and today’s line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-3.
Against Charleston Southern, the Winthrop had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.5 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% in the game. Kelton Talford is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.1 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, K.J. Doucet brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 69.9 points per contest. So far, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 9.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (598th).
Are the Lancers Ready for a Home Win?
Longwood has lost four straight games and is 14-11 overall this season. They have gone 2-8 in conference play and 12-3 outside of the Big South.
At home, the Lancers are 7-3 this season and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. They are favored by one point today and have gone 11-6 this season when favored.
Longwood’s ATS record this season is currently 9-13, and they are 7-10 vs. the spread in games they have been favored in. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lancers are just 3-7. At home, Longwood is 4-6 vs. the spread this year, and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three home games.
Longwood’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-11, and today’s line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (140.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.
Longwood offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 64 points against USC Upstate. In that game, they made 6/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.6%. Coming into the game, the Lancers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 16.6 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 15.5 made free-throws.
At this time, the Lancers’ defense is positioned 47th in the country, permitting 66.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. USC Upstate, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 69 points vs. Longwood.