UNC Asheville Longwood Betting Preview
Longwood Lancers vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Kimmel Arena Saturday as host UNC Asheville looks to handle the Longwood Lancers in NCAA hoops action.
The Lancers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 2-2 ATS. Longwood is 0-0 on the totals; UNC Asheville is 2-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Lancers odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Asheville is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Longwood is at No. 327. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-57 win for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Asheville's No. 71-ranked offense, averaging 72.9 PPG, against a Lancers defense that ranks No. 349 at 83.1 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Lancers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Longwood owns the country's No. 349-rated mark, allowing 89.7 points per game on the highway. UNC Asheville, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.
Longwood lost its last outing, an 82-72 result against Radford on January 16. Longwood suffered an 82-72 loss against Radford on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Tristan Carey in a losing effort at Dedmon Center.
UNC Asheville lost its last outing, a 74-68 result against Charleston Southern on January 16. UNC Asheville got 22 points from Trent Meyer but lost anyway, 74-68, to Charleston Southern on Wednesday at CSU Field House.
Longwood at Liberty, Tuesday, January 22
UNC Asheville home to Coastal Carolina, Wednesday, January 23