Longwood vs Houston Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/22/24

Houston (30-4) vs Longwood (21-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 9:20 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Houston -24.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Longwood vs Houston betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Friday, March 22nd at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Longwood recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Houston recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Longwood
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Longwood and Houston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Longwood and Houston

Longwood Preview

The Longwood Lancers are 21-13 (6-10) this year after they defeated UNC Asheville by a score of 85-59 in the Big South Championship game. Longwood has won four games in a row and they have scored 80 and 85 points in their last two games. The Lancers did not play very well during conference play, as they finished tied for fifth in the Big South standings. Longwood’s best wins this season came against High Point and UNC Asheville, beating both of those teams twice. The Lancers are scoring 75.6 points per game with 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, while allowing 67.9 points against per game this year. Walyn Napper is averaging 14.6 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game. Longwood is shooting 45.6% from the field, 68.1% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers this season. 

Houston Preview

The Houston Cougars are 30-4 (15-3) this season after they lost to Iowa State by a score of 69-41 in the Big 12 Tournament. Prior to that loss, Houston had won 11 games in a row, holding opponents to fewer than 60 points in five of those games. The Cougars went 15-3 in conference play this season and they finished first in the Big 12 standings. Houston has quality wins over Dayton, Texas A&M, BYU, Texas, Baylor, and Kansas. The Cougars are scoring 73 points per game with 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, while giving up 57 points against per game this season. L.J. Cryer is averaging 15.3 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Houston is shooting 43.4% from the field, 69.4% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this year. 

Longwood vs Houston Betting Prediction

Houston comes into this game with one of the best records in the country, but they will try to bounce back after a blowout loss against Iowa State in their last game. The Cougars only scored 41 points in that loss, but should find way more success in this game. Longwood had a below average season in the Big South, but they made a run in the conference tournament and have won four games in a row. Houston is one of the best defensive teams in the country and I expect them to shut Longwood down in this matchup. On the flip side, I do think Houston will try to put up a lot of points, as they try to put that last game behind them. Take the Cougars to run away with this one. 

David’s Pick Houston -24.5

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