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Longwood vs USC Upstate Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds

Lancers vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Longwood Lancers at USC Upstate Spartans
  • Where: Spartanburg at Hodge Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds: Longwood -4.5, LONGWD -205 | SCUP +165 O/U 134.0

Lancers Preview:

Longwood will take the floor against the Spartans with an overall record of 18-9. On the road, the Lancers will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 7-7. So far, the Lancers have been favored 20 times, going 16-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Longwood as -4.5 point favorites.

Isaiah Wilkins comes into today’s game as the Lancers’ leading scorer at 12.73 points per contest. Not only has Wilkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Longwood’s top rebounder at 5.73 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 9.96 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.2% of his shots and is adding 3.56 boards per game.

Through 27 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.

Spartans Preview:

The USC Upstate will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-13. Currently, the Spartans have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 19 times, going 7-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

USC Upstate will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Gainey who is averaging 15.52 points per game for the Spartans. Gainey is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Trae Broadnax who has hit 50.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.56 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, USC Upstate will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Spartans are ranked 208th at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 425th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, USC Upstate is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: USC Upstate Spartans +4.5

Heading into this matchup between the Longwood Lancers and USC Upstate Spartans we have a strong lean on taking the points with USC Upstate at +4.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for USC Upstate to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the USC Upstate Spartans at +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.