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Longwood vs High Point 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

High Point Panthers (8-4) vs. Longwood Lancers (8-5)
December 29, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Longwood Lancers -5.5 / High Point Panthers +5.5; Over/Under: +149
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The High Point Panthers and the Longwood Lancers meet in college basketball action from the Willett Hall on Thursday night.

The High Point Panthers will try to snap a three-game losing streak after a 60-49 loss to East Carolina last time out. Jaden House leads High Point in scoring with 21.2 PPG along with 4.8 RPG while Abdoulaye Thiam has 14.7 PPG with 4.3 RPG and Zack Austin has 14.4 PPG with 6.3 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for High Point so far this season. Bryant Randleman has a team-high 3.2 APG to lead High Point in assists and Ahmard Harvey has a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead High Point in rebounding this season. As a team, High Point is averaging 82.3 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 33% from three point range and 64.3% from the foul line this season.

The Longwood Lancers will hope to build on their three-game win streak after a 104-77 win over South Carolina State last time out. Isaiah Wilkins leads the Lancers in scoring with 12.3 PPG along with 5.2 RPG while Leslie Nkereuwem has 10.6 PPG with 4 RPG and Walyn Napper has 10.3 PPG with a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Lancers in the assist department this season. Deshaun Wade has 10.6 PPG with 3.3 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Longwood up to this point in the year. As a team, Longwood is averaging 79.1 PPG on 47.6% shooting from the field, 38% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.

High Point is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. Longwood is 21-6 ATS in their last 27 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at Longwood in this one. High Point’s had some solid results over the course of the season, but they’ve been stumbling as of late, losing three straight heading into the Christmas break with the most recent pair coming on the road like they are here. Longwood hasn’t been a world-beater, but they play their best ball at home and I think they get the job done here with a win and cover.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Longwood -5.5

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