High Point Panthers vs. Longwood Lancers - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Longwood Lancers (10-22) vs. High Point Panthers (20-9)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Pope Center)
The Line: High Point Panthers -- See the Latest Odds
The Longwood Lancers will play the High Point Panthers in the second round of the Big South Conference Tournament.
The High Point Panthers are 20-9 (13-5) and are the #1 seed in the Big South standings. High Point finished the regular season by winning their last 6 games and is coming off of a win against Presbyterian by a score of 80-60. High Point defeated Longwood twice this season by scores of 88-80 and 90-66. High Point is averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. High Point is also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. John Brown (Questionable) is averaging 19.6 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for High Point. Adam Weary is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for the Panthers. High Point is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 39% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Longwood Lancers are 10-22 (5-13) and are the #8 seed in the Big South tournament. Longwood won their first game of the Big South tournament against Charleston Southern by a score of 75-69. Longwood is averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. Longwood is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Lotanna Nwogbo is averaging 15.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for Longwood. Tra’Vaughn White is averaging 13.7 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Lancers. Longwood is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
Longwood is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. Longwood is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Longwood’s last 5 games. High Point is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. High Point is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The under is 4-1-1 in High Point’s last 6 games.
High Point was able to get the #1 seed in the conference tournament and swept the season series with Longwood. High Point is the better defensive team, while Longwood is the better rebounding team. I like High Point to advance.