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Longwood vs Charleston Southern Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds

Lancers vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Longwood Lancers at Charleston Southern Buccaneers
  • Where: Charleston at Buccaneer Fieldhouse
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds: Longwood -6.5, LONGWD -289 | CHSOU +226 O/U 144.0

Lancers Preview:

Through 15 games, the Longwood Lancers have an overall record of 10-5. So far, the Lancers have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 4-4. This season, Longwood has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Longwood have a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

Longwood’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wilkins who is averaging 13.14 points per contest. So far, Wilkins has accounted for 15.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.14 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists. Walyn Napper is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 10.33 points per game. Between him and Napper, they are accounting for 28.7% of the team’s scoring.

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Through 15 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.

Buccaneers Preview:

Through 13 games, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers have an overall record of 5-8. So far this season, Charleston Southern has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. For the season, Charleston Southern has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Buccaneers being +6.5 point underdogs.

Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr. who is averaging 17.08 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 21.89% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.15 rebounds per game and 2.38 assists. Taje’ Kelly is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 12.15 points per game. Between him and Kelly, they are accounting for 37.5% 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 that 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +6.5

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Longwood and Charleston Southern are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 8.19 and 8.26 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Charleston Southern Buccaneers to cover as +6.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Lancers’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Longwood. At +6.5 we like the chances of Charleston Southern covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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