UNC Asheville Bulldogs (4-4) at Longwood Lancers (1-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Willett Hall)
The Line: Longwood Lancers -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and Longwood Lancers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Willett Hall.
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 76.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Tajion Jones is averaging 17.9 points and 3.7 rebounds while LJ Thorpe is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Trent Stephney is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Clayborne is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 54.7 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Longwood Lancers need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Longwood Lancers are averaging 67.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 46 percent shooting. Juan Munoz is averaging 14.1 points and 3.8 rebounds while Justin Hill is averaging 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. DeShaun Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wilson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Longwood Lancers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Longwood Lancers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are playing their best ball of the season right now and have scored 80 or more points in three of their last five games. The Longwood Lancers can't get out of their own way with five straight losses and a lot of it has to do with a defense that can't string together stops. In yesterdays victory, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field, won by seven points and really played their best ball down the stretch in the second half. While it's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, Longwood hasn't shown us much to get behind them with any confidence.
I'll back UNC Asheville and whatever the line is.