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Longwood Lancers vs Winthrop Eagles Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Lancers of Longwood hit the hard court against the Eagles of Winthrop.
The Eagles bring a 10-12 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-21 Lancers, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Winthrop go 0-1 so far and the Lancers go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 178 and the Lancers sitting at No. 338. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-50 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Winthrop's No. 316-ranked scoring average of 60.3 PPG, against a Lancers defense rated No. 349 and allowing 82.3 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.2% to date this season, less than the Lancers shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).
Defensively, Longwood features the nation's No. 349-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.6 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.
Longwood lost its last outing, a 93-60 result against VMI on February 6. Longwood was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by VMI and falling by a 93-60 score at Willet Hall.
Winthrop was a 69-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Asheville. The Eagles got 15 points from Derrick Henry, but it was UNC Asheville that prevailed in a 69-56 final on Wednesday at Kimmel Arena.
Longwood home to High Point, Wednesday, February 13
Winthrop home to Charleston Southern, Wednesday, February 13