Winthrop Eagles vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Presbyterian Blue Hose (11-19) vs. Winthrop Eagles (21-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Pope Center)
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The Presbyterian Blue Hose will play the Winthrop Eagles in the second round of the Big South tournament.
The Winthrop Eagles are 21-8 (13-5) and are the #2 seed in the Big South tournament. Winthrop finished the regular season by winning 5 of their last 6 games and is coming off of a win against Campbell by a score of 87-71. Winthrop defeated Presbyterian by a score of 74-70 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Winthrop is averaging 83.2 points per game while giving up 76.9 points per game. Winthrop is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Keon Johnson is averaging 19.8 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for Winthrop. Jimmy Gavin is averaging 18 points per game and 3 assists per game for the Eagles. Winthrop is shooting 74.4% on free throws, 38.5% on three-pointers, and 48.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Presbyterian Blue Hose are 11-19 (5-13) and are the #10 seed in the Big South tournament. Presbyterian won their first game of the Big South tournament against Radford by a score of 65-64. Presbyterian is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. Presbyterian is also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game. DeSean Murray is averaging 20.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for Presbyterian. Reggie Dillard is averaging 8.4 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Blue Hose. Presbyterian is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
Winthrop finished the regular season tied for 1st in the Big South standings and should win this game. Winthrop has a much high scoring offense and is the better rebounding team. Winthrop also won the first meeting between these teams. I like Winthrop to win easily here.