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Longwood vs High Point Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Lancers vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Longwood Lancers at High Point Panthers
  • Where: High Point at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Longwood -6.5, LONGWD -286 | HPNT +227 O/U 143.0

Lancers Preview:

The Longwood will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 17-9. On the road, the Lancers will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 6-7. So far, the Lancers have been favored 19 times, going 15-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Longwood as -6.5 point favorites.

Isaiah Wilkins comes into today’s game as the Lancers’ leading scorer at 12.4 points per contest. Not only has Wilkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Longwood’s top rebounder at 5.8 boards per contest. Behind Wilkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Walyn Napper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.9% of his shots and is adding 3.58 boards per game.

Through 26 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.

Panthers Preview:

High Point will take the floor against the Lancers with an overall record of 11-14. So far this season, High Point has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-4. For the season, High Point has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +6.5 point underdogs.

High Point’s leading scorer this season is Jaden House, who is averaging 17.54 points per contest. So far, House has accounted for 22.44% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.92 rebounds per game and 2.25 assists. Abdoulaye Thiam is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 13.68 points per game. Between him and Thiam, they are accounting for 40.7% 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 they 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.

Free Spread Prediction: High Point Panthers +6.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Longwood Lancers as the favorites to win. Not only do the High Point Panthers have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 2-8, but Longwood also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -6.5 in favor of the Lancers is too high and there is good value on grabbing High Point vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Longwood Lancers as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing High Point taking the points.