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Winthrop vs Longwood Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Longwood Lancers (18-13) vs. Winthrop Eagles (17-14)
March 8, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winthrop Eagles +1.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Longwood Lancers will play the Winthrop Eagles in the Quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament on Friday afternoon at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, North Carolina. Let’s take a look at the Longwood preview, Winthrop preview, betting matchup, and the Longwood vs Winthrop prediction.

Longwood Preview

The Longwood Lancers are 18-13 (6-10) this year after they defeated High Point by a score of 74-72 in their last game. Longwood led 33-32 at halftime and they were able to barely hang on for the win in the second half. The Lancers shot 44.1% from the field and were +10 in rebounding margin in the game. Longwood lost to Gardner Webb and Radford in the two games prior to High Point. The Lancers are scoring 75.3 points per game with 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, while allowing 68.3 points against per game this year. Walyn Napper is averaging 14.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 4.4 assists per game. Longwood is shooting 45.4% from the field, 67.5% on free throws, and 33.2% on three pointers this season.

Winthrop Preview

The Winthrop Eagles are 17-14 (8-8) this season after they lost to Gardner Webb by a score of 65-64 in their last game. Winthrop trailed 36-31 at halftime, but they held Gardner Webb to only 29 second half points and nearly came back. The Eagles shot 40.4% from the field and were -5 in rebounding margin in the game. Winthrop lost to High Point by a score of 100-96 in the game prior to Gardner Webb, but did beat USC Upstate before that. The Eagles are scoring 78 points per game with 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, while giving up 71.5 points against per game this season. Kelton Talford is averaging 14.3 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Winthrop is shooting 46.5% from the field, 70.2% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers this year. 

Longwood vs Winthrop Betting Prediction

Longwood comes into this game with some positive momentum after beating High Point in their last game and they have won four of their last six games. The Lancers also defeated Winthrop by a score of 84-74 in their last meeting, but lost the first meeting by a score of 68-60. Winthrop really struggled over the last few weeks of the season, but their last two losses were by a combined five points. This should be a great game between two pretty evenly matched teams, but I am going to side with Longwood, as they have been playing better recently. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Longwood ML

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