Big South Tournament - Longwood Lancers take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test
Longwood Lancers vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds
Longwood pays a visit to UNC Asheville on Tuesday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at HTC Center.
It's a game in the Big South Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. HTC Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Bulldogs bring a 16-15 record (3-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-24 Lancers, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNC Asheville go 4-1 so far and the Lancers go 1-0.
The Lancers were listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 109-rated Bulldogs and the No. 332-ranked Lancers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-59 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Asheville's No. 75 nationally ranked offense (71.7 points per game) against a Lancers defense that sits as the No. 348 at 81.5 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Lancers have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Defensively, Longwood features the nation's No. 349-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.4 points per game. UNC Asheville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Longwood was a 94-80 loser on the road against VMI. Michael Kessens scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Lancers to a win (they lost 94-80 to VMI at Cameron Hall on Saturday).
UNC Asheville was a 70-61 loser in its last match on the road against Winthrop. UNC Asheville got 17 points from Jeremy Atkinson but lost anyway, 70-61, to Winthrop on Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum.