Looking to win big? The Lancers and Panthers face off at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The Panthers are hosting the game at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have High Point as the -6 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 145.5 points.

LONGWOOD LANCERS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: High Point Panthers -6

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE HIGH POINT PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will High Point pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Longwood Have What it Takes on the Road?

Longwood will look to snap a five-game losing streak on the road when they take on High Point. So far this season, the Lancers have gone 4-6 on the road, compared to 7-2 at home.

Overall, Longwood is 14-8, including a 2-5 record in Big South games. In their last game, the Lancers fell to Gardner-Webb by a score of 76-64.

As the underdog, Longwood has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season and they are 9-10 overall. On the road, their ATS record is 5-5 and their ATS mark in their last three road games is 0-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lancers are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Longwood's over/under record for the season sits at 9-10, and their games have an average over/under line of 140. So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line of 145.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the Longwood offense concluded with only 64 points against Gardner-Webb. Throughout the game, they made 4/15 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 31.7%. Walyn Napper is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.7 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Johnathan Massie brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

In the current season, the Longwood defense has excelled, sitting 30th in the nation by allowing 64.4 points per game. Longwood will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Gardner-Webb to just 31% shooting in their most recent game.

Can High Point Pull Off a Home Win?

High Point will look to extend their 10-game win streak when they take on Longwood as 6-point favorites. The Panthers have been perfect at home this season, going 11-0, and they have an average scoring margin of +10.7 points per game.

High Point's overall record is 18-4, and they have gone 7-0 in Big South action. In their last game, the Panthers defeated Winthrop by a score of 83-81. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone a perfect 10-0.

High Point's ATS record this season is 13-5-2, including a mark of 7-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread and they are just 5-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for High Point games is 12-8, and today's line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (151.8). Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 160 points and during their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The High Point offense is coming off a game in which they scored 83 points vs. Winthrop. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.2% while connecting on 8 threes. Duke Miles is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 19.4. Meanwhile, Kezza Giffa also brings a PPG average of 16.1 into the game.

At present, the Panthers' defense is nationally ranked 216th, allowing 73.9 points per game. So far, the High Point defense is giving up an average of 6.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (408th).