The North Carolina Central Eagles (0-2) travel to face off against the Longwood Lancers (1-1) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Joan Perry Brock Center in Farmville and televised on ESPN+. Longwood is coming off a win in their previous game, while North Carolina Central is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Georgia. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.
North Carolina Central Eagles vs Longwood Lancers
The North Carolina Central Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into their 3rd game of the season, North Carolina Central currently has a 0-2 record. In their previous five road games, including those from last year, they have a record of 3-2. As of today’s game, North Carolina Central has yet to cover the spread this season, sitting at 0-2. Looking back to last season, North Carolina Central has gone 4-3-1 against the spread in their previous ten games.
North Carolina Central comes in with an over/under record of 1-1-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 136.5 points per game so far. In the Eagles’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 79 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.
The Longwood Lancers Are Coming Off A Win
Longwood, who currently has a 1-1 record, is entering their third game of the season. In their last three home games, which includes last year, Longwood has a 2-1 record. Against the spread, Longwood has a current record of 1-1 this season. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Longwood is 4-4-1 vs. the spread.
Longwood’s games have, on average, featured 141.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 136.8 points so far. When assessing the Lancers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-0, with their games averaging 76 points per game.
North Carolina Central Offense Breakdown
The North Carolina Central offense is coming off a game in which they scored 54 points vs. Georgia. Overall their field goal percentage was 32.7% while connecting on 5 threes. Ja’darius Harris is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Po’boigh King brings a PPG average of 14.5 into the game.
|Ja’darius Harris (G)||15.0||1.8||2.2|
|Po’boigh King (G)||14.5||2.8||1.8|
|Fred Cleveland Jr. (G)||10.5||2.8||4.8|
In their latest game, Longwood offense put up 80 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.5% and made 2 threes. Szymon Zapala led the scoring for the Lancers, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Jesper Granlund chipped in with 12 points.
|Szymon Zapala (C)||15.0||9.3||0.3|
|Johnathan Massie (G)||14.0||7.0||2.0|
|Walyn Napper (G)||12.7||5.0||4.3|
North Carolina Central Team Defense
So far this season, the North Carolina Central defense has been performing well, ranking 63rd in the country at 66.8 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Carolina Central’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 29.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 20.1% this season.
Longwood Team Defense
Longwood’s defense has been playing well, ranking 21st nationally, with 59.0 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, the Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 33% and a total of 61 points vs. Longwood.
Eagles vs Lancers Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Eagles offense has averaged 63 points per game while allowing an average of 69. North Carolina Central posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 ATS.
- In their last three home games, Longwood has averaged 74 points per game while allowing 65. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- The last three games that North Carolina Central was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
- The last five games that Longwood was favored, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
We’re calling a win for the Lancers, with a final score of 77-66, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Lancers at -9.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 134 and our model has the Eagles and Lancers finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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