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UNC Asheville vs Longwood 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Longwood Lancers (12-5) vs. UNC Asheville Bulldogs (11-6)
January 12, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: UNC Asheville Bulldogs +2 / Longwood Lancers -2; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Longwood Lancers and UNC Asheville Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Kimmel Arena. The Longwood Lancers look for their 13th win. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for their 12th win.

The Longwood Lancers are averaging 79.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Wilkins is averaging 13.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Walyn Napper is averaging 10.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. Leslie Nkereuwem is the third double-digit scorer and DeShaun Wade is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Longwood Lancers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Longwood Lancers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 75.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Drew Pember is averaging 18.9 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Tajion Jones is averaging 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jamon Battle is dishing 1.4 assists and Nicholas McMullen is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

The Lancers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulldogs are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 5-1 in Lancers last 6 overall. The under is 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

While both teams are winning games, it’s the Longwood Lancers who have been the more impressive side, and that includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 17 points. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs aren’t in good form at the moment, and they’ve had issues stepping up in competition. Longwood wins as a favorite by an average of 15 points. I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Longwood Lancers -2

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