Winthrop Eagles vs. High Point Panthers Free Prediction 01/08/20

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The Winthrop Eagles (8-7, 2-0 BigSou) will be at the Millis Center to take on the High Point Panthers (3-11, 0-1 BigSou) in a BigSou matchup. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Winthrop Eagles vs. High Point Panthers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Panthers were beaten by the Radford Highlanders, 73-62, while the Eagles were victorious over the Campbell Fighting Camels, 87-72.

The Eagles forced 18 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.660 (above their season average of 0.525). High Point, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 vs. 35.5). High Point’s Curtis Holland III played well, recording 15 points. Meanwhile, Winthrop was lifted by Chandler Vaudrin, who contributed 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

The Eagles won the lone game between these two teams last year, 80-63. Winthrop had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.555 vs. 0.373). High Point, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (16-20; 80.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The physical High Point offense might be living from the foul line in this matchup. The Panthers currently rank 50th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.268, while Winthrop ranks 313th in FTA rate allowed (0.276).

Winthrop at High Point Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Winthrop, ATS Winner – High Point, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Winthrop ranks 26th in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while High Point ranks 250th in three pointers allowed per game (26.9).
  • The Eagles rank 109th in steals per game (6.7) while the Panthers rank 184th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
  • High Point blocks 3.8 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 75th in the country. Winthrop ranks 113th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • The Eagles average 15.9 assists per game, which ranks 36th in the NCAA. The Panthers rank 233rd in assists allowed per game (16.6).
  • Winthrop ranks 45th in rebounds per game (39.8) while High Point ranks 208th (34.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Panthers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, down from 12.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 85.8 points per game (6.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (2.8 above their season average).