High Point Panthers vs. Winthrop Eagles - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winthrop Eagles (21-7) at High Point Panthers (18-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Millis Center)
The Line: High Point Panthers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winthrop Eagles go on the road to face the High Point Panthers in Big South action.
The Winthrop Eagles have been able to score and defend in their Big South schedule which is why they are sitting atop the conference standings. The red hot Eagles have won nine of ten after squeezing by North Carolina-Asheville 81-80 on Saturday. The Bulldogs sank shots at 45.5% with 13 more looks at the basket while the Eagles countered at 49% including a 10-24 mark from long range. Jimmy Gavin gave Winthrop a game high 26 points on 8-19 with Xavier Cooks adding 15 points and nine rebounds. Bjorn Broman tossed in 14 points and posted five assists while Zach Price, Duby Okeke and Josh Davenport combining for 22 points.
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The High Point Panthers are one game out of first place in the Big South thanks to four straight victories where both ends of the floor have contributed. The Panthers come off of a 75-72, overtime victory at Radford on Saturday. The Highlanders sank 47.6% of their looks despite a 4-18 effort from distance which cost them a win. On the flip side the Panthers sank half their looks with six more free throws ultimately pulling this game out. Niles Bowman and John Brown paced High Point with 17 points apiece on a combined 14-27 and eight boards between them. Adam Weary tossed in ten while Anthony Lindauer and Andre Fox each scored nine points.
Winthrop are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and the under is 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Big South while the Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big South. High Point are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games and are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big South while going 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games overall. I like Winthrop and the points who could even win…