Winthrop Eagles vs Liberty Flames Preview
Liberty Flames vs Winthrop Eagles Odds
Winthrop Coliseum will host Winthrop Eagles vs. Liberty Flames action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This season, the Eagles are 9-11 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the Flames are 7-15 and 0-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Winthrop boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Liberty is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 193 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Flames, who rate No. 214 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 63-62 victory for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Winthrop has the nation's No. 318-rated offensive output, at 60.2 PPG. The visiting Flames defense ranks No. 229 allowing on average 68.8 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.
Liberty was an 89-72 winner in its last match at home against Campbell. The Flames got 22 points from Tavares Speaks as Liberty ran past Campbell 89-72 on Tuesday at Vines Center.
Winthrop was a 61-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Coastal Carolina. Winthrop earned a 61-48 victory over Coastal Carolina on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Derrick Henry at Winthrop Coliseum.
Liberty home to Radford, Tuesday, February 5
Winthrop at UNC Asheville, Wednesday, February 6