Longwood Lancers (2-9) at USC Upstate Spartans (2-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm (G.B. Hodge Center)
The Line: USC Upstate Spartans -3 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Longwood Lancers and the USC Upstate Spartans meet in college basketball action from the G.B. Hodge Center on Tuesday night.
The Longwood Lancers will look to bounce back after falling to 2-8 on the year thanks to a 71-69 loss to the Spartans in the first half of the back-to-back on Monday. Juan Munoz leads the Lancers in scoring with 12.3 PPG in addition to 3.4 RPG and 3 APG while Deshaun Wade is 2nd in scoring with 11.2 PPG and 4 RPG and Justin Hill is 3rd with 10.9 PPG while posting team-highs of 5.4 RPG and 3.9 APG this season. As a team, Longwood is averaging 67.7 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field, 33% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72 PPG on 45% shooting from the field and 32.1% from behind the 3-point line this season.
The USC Upstate Spartans will be looking to build on their second win of the season after taking down Longwood on Tuesday. Tommy Bruner leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with an average of 14.3 PPG and 4.9 APG while Everette Hammond is 2nd in scoring with 11.3 PPG and Bryson Mozone is 3rd with 10.6 PPG this season. Nevin Zink has also contributed 8.3 PPG along with a team-leading 5.1 RPG this season for the Spartans. As a team, USC Upstate is averaging 66.9 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 36.2% from behind the 3-point line and 70.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 79.1 PPG on 49% shooting from the field and 36.2% from 3-point range this season.
Longwood is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. USC Upstate is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’m not really sure what to make of this game, and it’s anyone’s guess as to how this will shake out but we’ve seen a lot of times that the team that loses the first half of the back-to-back usually comes back in the second half and it is hard to beat the same team twice in as many nights so given the success the underdog’s had in this matchup, I’ll lean towards Longwood and the free bucket, but probably staying away to be honest.