The Longwood Lancers (0-3) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first win when they go head-to-head with the UNCG Spartans (3-1) at Greensboro Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Longwood Lancers vs. UNCG Spartans Odds Preview
In the Lancers last matchup, they were blown out by the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 83-56. Longwoods Damarion Geter contributed 11 points and nine rebounds in the game. Saint Francis U had a much better turnover percentage (11.3 vs. 24.5). Longwood, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (13-17; 76.5 percent).
The Spartans hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in their last matchup, 79-66. UNCG rallied around Francis Alonso, who was the top scorer from either team with 32 points on 10-for-14 shooting. UNCG dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.205) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.1 (below their season average of 42.9). Delaware had marks of 0.226 and 25.8, respectively, for those same stats.
UNCG could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their elite offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the nation. The Spartans rank 44th in effective field goal percentage (0.540), while Longwood ranks 330th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.543) dating back to last season. It could also be an error-filled game for the Lancers offense, which ranks 330th in ball security (turnover percentage of 21.8 percent). Theyll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Spartans, which has forced the 45th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.2 percent).
Longwood Lancers vs. UNCG Spartans ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Longwood, ATS Winner – Longwood, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Spartans rank 75th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while the Lancers rank 236th (19.1).
- Longwood ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while UNCG ranks 68th (2.9).
- UNCG ranks 20th in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while Longwood ranks 285th (38.4).
- The Spartans rank 50th in steals per game (7.3) while the Lancers rank 274th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
- UNCG ranks 75th in assists per game (15.0) while Longwood ranks 299th (10.9).