Longwood vs. UNC Asheville - 1/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Longwood vs. UNC Asheville - 1/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (7-9) at Longwood Lancers (6-13)

College Basketball: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Willett Hall)

The Line: Longwood Lancers +1 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and Longwood Lancers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Willett Hall.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs need a win after losing five of their last six games. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 78.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting. Tajion Jones is averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while Devon Baker is averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Lavar Batts Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and LJ Thorpe is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs have lost three of their last four road games.

The Longwood Lancers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Longwood Lancers are averaging 68 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Shabooty Phillips is averaging 10.7 points and 2.8 assists while Jaylon Wilson is averaging 9.7 points and 1.5 rebounds. Juan Munoz is dishing three assists and JaShaun Smith is grabbing three rebounds. The Longwood Lancers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Longwood Lancers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Longwood Lancers have split their last six home games.

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The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lancers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Bulldogs last 9 road games. The over is 9-1 in Lancers last 10 home games.

Usually I'd lean toward the home team in a battle between two teams that can't win, can't cover and are playing trash basketball overall. However, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs have been the better team between the two, and their 6-8 ATS record is a lot better than what the Longwood Lancers are at 4-12-1 ATS. You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel messing with this contest, but UNC Asheville is the better team overall. 

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Randy’s Pick UNC Asheville Bulldogs -1

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