Longwood at Winthrop - 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Longwood at Winthrop - 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Winthrop Eagles (21-1) vs Longwood Lancers (12-14)

Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Winthrop Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Winthrop Eagles -12.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winthrop Eagles will be hosting the Longwood Lancers this Thursday in a Big South semifinal battle. Whoever survives will move on to face the winner of Radford and Campbell in the tournament final. Winthrop won both times they played during the regular season. 

Longwood started off their Tournament with a 77-61 win against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. The Lancers shot an efficient 54.1% from the field, and 38.5% from deep. They had assists on 12 of their 33 field goals. Leslie Nkereuwem led the team with 18 points off the bench, while DeShaun Wade led the starters with 17. The Lancers held the Bulldogs to 4 of 21 from three, and won the rebound battle 36-22. Longwood is averaging 66.4 points per game this season, while allowing 66.8 to their opponents. Juan Munoz leads the team with 12.5 points per game, and 1.3 steals per game on the defensive end. 

Winthrop won their Quarterfinal game 83-54 against the High Point Panthers for their 5th straight win. The Eagles shot 40% from three in the rout, while assisting on 24 of their 28 field goals. Chandler Vaudrin had a triple double with 10 points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds. Adonis Arms was the leading scorer with 15 off the bench. Winthrop limited the Panthers to 30.4% shooting, and only 7.7% from three. Winthrop is averaging 79.4 points per game this season, giving up 67.7 to the opposition. Chandler Vaudrin leads the team with 12.2 points per game and 6.9 assists. 

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Winthrop is 11-11 ATS this season, 9-11 ATS after a win, and 4-6 ATS at home. Longwood is 15-11 ATS this season, 8-3 ATS after a win, and 7-7 ATS on the road. 

Winthrop won the previous two games against Longwood by an average of 15.5 points. Longwood has played well since then, going 9-2, including three straight on the road. Winthrop has bounced back since their lone loss on the year, winning 5 straight including 2 on the road against Radford, who is second in the conference. It's hard to see Winthrop losing this game, but the 12.5 points makes it hard to stomach. I expect Longwood to keep this one competitive with everything on the line. Give me Longwood to cover.

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Joe’s Pick Longwood Lancers +12.5

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