Looking to win big? The Eagles and Blue Hose face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Hose are hosting the game at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. The Eagles are the favorites in this Big South conference matchup the against the Blue Hose. The over/under for the game is set at 141 points.

WINTHROP EAGLES VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +6.5

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is It the Eagles Game to Lose on the Road?

Winthrop enters this game as the favorite, as they have gone 7-1 when favored this season. The Eagles have been much better at home compared to on the road, going 4-1 compared to 3-5. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.6 compared to -5.1 on the road.

Winthrop comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6, including a 1-0 mark in Big South play. In their last game, they defeated USC Upstate by a score of 82-80. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Eagles have gone 4-6.

Winthrop’s ATS record this season is currently 5-8. In their three road games against the spread, they have gone 2-1 and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Eagles have gone 2-3 vs. the spread in their last five games.

Winthrop’s over/under record for the season is 5-8 and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.5). So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s total. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 154 points compared to their season average of 146.8 points per game.

The Winthrop offense is coming off a game in which they scored 82 points vs. USC Upstate. Overall their field goal percentage was 51% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is K.J. Doucet, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.5, while Kelton Talford also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Winthrop defense is giving up an average of 68.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Presbyterian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.7%.

Will Presbyterian Win at Home?

Presbyterian enters this game with a 9-8 overall record, including a 1-1 mark in Big South play. At home this season, the Blue Hose are just 2-5, and they have lost their last four games at home.

As the underdog, Presbyterian is 2-6 this season, and they are 4-2 when favored. The Blue Hose have gone 8-7 in non-conference action, and they are 4-3 on the road.

Presbyterian’s ATS record this season is currently 7-7. At home, they are just 2-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blue Hose have gone 5-5 ATS.

Presbyterian’s over/under record this season is 8-6 and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.8). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points compared to a season average of 147.6.

The Blue Hose’s offense finished with 80 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.8 points per contest. Marquis Barnett led the scoring for the Blue Hose, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Jamahri Harvey chipped in with 11 points.

Presbyterian’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Presbyterian’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.0% this season.