Betting on today's Lancers and Panthers game? Catch the action at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have High Point as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 153.5 points.

LONGWOOD LANCERS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Longwood Lancers +7.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE LONGWOOD LANCERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Even though we have High Point winning straight-up, we like Longwood at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Longwood Win on the Road?

Longwood has been a much better team at home this season, going 10-3 compared to 6-10 on the road. They have won their last three games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +6.2 compared to just +1.2 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Longwood has gone just 1-7, and they are 15-6 when they are favored. They are currently on a two-game win streak, and they are 19-13 overall this season.

Overall, Longwood has an ATS record of 15-14 this season. On the road, the Lancers have gone 8-8 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Longwood is 4-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lancers have an ATS mark of 5-5.

Longwood's over/under record this season is 15-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.9 points. Today's over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 136 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their latest game, Longwood offense put up 69 points against Winthrop. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.7% and made 7 threes. Walyn Napper is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 14.7. Meanwhile, Michael Christmas also brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Longwood defense is giving up an average of 68.1 points per contest. Against Winthrop in their most recent game, the Longwood defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing Winthrop to hit 42% of their shots.

Can the Panthers Live Up to the Hype at Home?

High Point enters this game with a 25-7 record and has gone 15-1 at home this season. Over their last 10 games at home, the Panthers have gone 9-1, and they have won their last two games.

On the year, High Point has been favored in 20 games, going 18-2. They have gone 13-3 in Big South games, and their average scoring margin at home is +11.2 points per game, compared to +3.5 on the road.

High Point has an ATS record of 10-6 at home this season and they are 18-9-2 overall. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 6-4 vs the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6 in their last 10 contests.

High Point's over/under record this season sits at 16-13 and today's line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in its games (152). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points compared to their season average of 155.9 points per game. So far this year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line.

In contrast to their season average of 84.4 points per game, the High Point had a below average performance. They scored 77 points against Radford and had a field goal percentage of 43.7%. The team's scoring leader is Duke Miles, who holds an average of 17.8 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Kezza Giffa is averaging 15.4 points per game this season.

At present, the Panthers' defense is nationally ranked 233rd, allowing 74.0 points per game. Against Radford in their most recent game, the High Point defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Radford to hit 43% of their shots.