Check out our free Charleston Southern vs Longwood pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Farmville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Charleston Southern vs Longwood Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Buccaneers vs Lancers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Longwood Lancers
- Where: Farmville at Willett Hall
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Charleston Southern +11.5, CHSOU +500 | LONGWD -715 O/U 142.0
Charleston Southern heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-13. So far, the Buccaneers have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 2-8. For the season, Charleston Southern has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 3-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Buccaneers being +11.5 point underdogs.
Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr., who is averaging 18.45 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.85 rebounds per game and 2.15 assists. Tahlik Chavez is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 11.25 points per game. Between him and Chavez, they are accounting for 37.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charleston Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 290th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 426th in the NCAA.
Through 22 games, the Longwood Lancers have an overall record of 15-7. Currently, the Lancers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Lancers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -11.5 points in their favor. For the season, Longwood has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 13-2.
Longwood’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wilkins, who is averaging 12.62 points per contest. So far, Wilkins has accounted for 16.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.71 rebounds per game and 1.57 assists. Walyn Napper is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 9.95 points per game. Between him and Napper, they are accounting for 29.4% of the team’s scoring.
Through 22 games, Longwood has been playing well on offense, averaging 76.3 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Lancers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.19 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Longwood Lancers -11.5
If you’re considering whether to make a bet against the spread in this matchup, we suggest betting on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers team as +11.5 point underdogs. One obstacle that often hinders teams who are significant underdogs is being matched up against a team that can control the pace of the game. However, both Charleston Southern and Longwood come into today’s game with possession rates that are near the NCAA average. Given that the style of play won’t be a problem for the Buccaneers and they have a 3-2 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we think they will cover the spread at away.