Longwood at Pepperdine: 3/22/21 CIT College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Pepperdine Waves (12-12) vs Longwood Lancers (12-15)
Game Info: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Ocean Center)
Betting Odds: Pepperdine Waves -10 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Longwood Lancers and Pepperdine Waves face off on Monday in the College Basketball Invitational at the Ocean Center.
The Longwood Lancers currently sit with a 12-16 record overall but even with a losing record they get to play in the postseason. Coming into this game Longwood has lost two of their last three games and during the two losses they failed to cover the spread. Longwood on the season is averaging 66.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. Longwood is shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Juan Minoz has been the best player for Longwood averaging 12.7 points while shooting 37.1 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Pepperdine Waves who sit with a 12-12 record overall but this is a team that has been ultra-competitive this season. In the last game against BYU they were able to force overtime, but they lost by five points. Pepperdine on the season is averaging 74.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 76.2 points per game. Pepperdine is shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Colbey Ross has been the best player so far this year for Pepperdine averaging 18.2 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line.
Longwood is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Lonwood’s last eight games as an underdog.The over is 8-2 in Pepperdine’s last 10 games played on Monday.
Longwood probably shouldn’t have even made this tournament, and Pepperdine is going to take advantage. Look for Pepperdine to run up the score, and that will be the difference in this game. Back Pepperdine against the spread.