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Presbyterian vs Winthrop Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds

Blue Hose vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Presbyterian Blue Hose at Winthrop Eagles
  • Where: Rock Hill at Winthrop Coliseum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds: Presbyterian +6.5, PRESB +230 | WINTH -295 O/U 137.0

Blue Hose Preview:

The Presbyterian Blue Hose head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 5-10. On the road, the Blue Hose will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. So far, the Blue Hose have been the underdog 10 times, going 1-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

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Presbyterian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Crosby James who is averaging 10.73 points per game for the Blue Hose. James 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 Blue Hose’s offensive gameplan is the play of Marquis Barnett who has hit 42.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.6 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Presbyterian this season, as they are currently ranked 305th in college basketball at 67.8 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 Blue Hose’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 27.0%, placing them 536th in the NCAA.

Eagles Preview:

Through 15 games, the Winthrop Eagles have an overall record of 6-9. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Winthrop has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.

Kelton Talford comes into today’s game as the Eagles’ leading scorer at 17.07 points per contest. Not only has Talford been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Winthrop’s top rebounder at 7.79 boards per contest. Behind Talford, the team has benefited from the strong play of Sin’cere McMahon who is second on the team in scoring at 12.93 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.0% of his shots and is adding 2.07 boards per game.

On offense, Winthrop comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 411st in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Eagles’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. So far, 42.85% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Winthrop Eagles -6.5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Presbyterian Blue Hose and Winthrop Eagles is to get money down on the Winthrop to win an cover as -6.5 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 8.62 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Winthrop Eagles at -6.5.

 


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