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High Point vs Longwood Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Lancers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: High Point Panthers at Longwood Lancers
- Where: Farmville at Willett Hall
- Date: Thursday, December 29th
- Betting Odds: High Point +5.5, HPNT +187 | LONGWD -236 O/U 151.5
High Point heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-4. On the road, the Panthers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Panthers have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
High Point’s leading scorer this season is Jaden House who is averaging 21.17 points per contest. So far, House has accounted for 25.79% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.75 rebounds per game and 2.08 assists. Abdoulaye Thiam is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 14.67 points per game. Between him and Thiam, they are accounting for 43.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for High Point this season, as they are currently ranked 251st in college basketball at 69.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 283rd in the NCAA.
Longwood will take the floor against the Panthers with an overall record of 8-5. So far this season, Longwood has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Lancers as the -5.5 point favorites. The Lancers have been favored 7 times, going 6-1 straight up.
Longwood’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wilkins who is averaging 12.33 points per contest. So far, Wilkins has accounted for 14.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.17 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists. DeShaun Wade is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 10.62 points per game. Between him and Wade, they are accounting for 27.8% of the team’s scoring.
Through 13 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 -5.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the High Point Panthers and Longwood Lancers is to get money down on the Longwood to win an cover as -5.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.19 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Longwood Lancers at -5.5.