Longwood at UNC Asheville: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Longwood at UNC Asheville: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (10-9) vs Longwood Lancers (11-14)

Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Kimmel Arena)

Betting Odds: UNC Asheville Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Longwood Lancers and UNC Asheville Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a Big South Tournament showdown at Kimmel Arena. 

These two teams have faced off twice so far this season and they played to a split of the series. 

The Longwood Lancers come into this game with an 11-15 record overall but they have won five of their last six games. The only loss during that stretch was in their last game against Hampton by six points. Longwood on the season is averaging 66.1 points while the defense is giving up 67 points per game. Longwood is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Juan Munoz has been the best player for Longwood averaging 12.6 points while shooting 35.8 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the UNC Asheville Bulldogs who sit with a 10-9 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. The one win during that stretch came against Winhtrop by two points in the last game.UNC Asheville is averaging 74.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. UNC Asheville Taijon Jones has been the best player for UNC Asheville averaging 16 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three point line. Three different players are averaging in double figures this year for UNC Asheville. And the offense is going to need to be good in this game. 

UNC Asheville is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games. 

UNC Asheville has been the better team, but Longwood is playing the better basketball right now. Look for the Lancers defense to be strong enough to come away with a cover of the spread. Back Longwood against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Longwood +4.5

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