The Longwood Lancers (11-17, 6-9 BigSou) will be at the G.B. Hodge Center to meet the USC Upstate Spartans (11-16, 6-8 BigSou) in a BigSou matchup. The game begins at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Longwood Lancers at USC Upstate Spartans Betting Odds
In their last matchup, the Spartans lost to the High Point Panthers, 62-54, while the Lancers were victorious over the Hampton Pirates, 76-68.
The Lancers had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 18.3) and held the Pirates to an effective field goal percentage of 0.422 (below their season average of 0.505). USC Upstate, on the other hand, held High Point to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.2 (below their season average of 32.8). Nevin Zink played a pivotal role for USC Upstate with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Cintron, meanwhile led the way for Longwood, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
In their first matchup this year, Zink led the Spartans to a 73-56 victory. He scored a game-high 21 points. USC Upstate out-rebounded Longwood. The Spartans had 10 offensive rebounds and 41 total rebounds, while the Lancers had four and 27, respectively.
It could be a difficult game for USC Upstate on the offensive glass. The Spartans rank 226th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.9 percent), while Longwood ranks 48th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.4 percent).
Longwood Lancers vs. USC Upstate Spartans ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – USC Upstate, ATS Winner – USC Upstate, O/U – Under
- Longwood ranks 32nd in three pointers attempted per game (26.6) while USC Upstate ranks 199th (20.6).
- The Spartans rank 210th in assists per game (11.7) while the Lancers rank 237th (11.0).
- The Lancers have outscored opponents by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Longwood has been defeated by an average of 1.4 points.
- During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (1.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (1.2 below their season average).