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Houston vs Longwood Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Houston vs Longwood Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 16th-seeded Longwood Lancers (21-13) play against the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (30-4) on Friday at FedExForum. The contest tips off at 9:20 PM ET, on TNT.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Houston vs. Longwood Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Houston vs. Longwood Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Houston win (83.7%)

To help you make an informed wager on Houston-Longwood matchup (in which Houston is a 23.5-point favorite and the over/under is set at 129.5 points), here are a few betting insights and trends for Friday's game.

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Houston vs. Longwood: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Houston has compiled a 17-17-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Longwood has won 16 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover 15 times.
  • The Cougars have covered the spread in a higher percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered 11 times in 17 opportunities at home, and they've covered two times in 10 opportunities in road games.
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Lancers have a better winning percentage at home (.538, 7-6-0 record) than away (.400, 6-9-0).

Houston vs. Longwood: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Houston has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 31 games this year and has walked away with the win 27 times (87.1%) in those games.
  • The Cougars have not lost in five games this year when favored by -10000 or better on the moneyline.
  • Longwood has been the moneyline underdog nine total times this season. Longwood has finished 3-6 in those games.
  • The Lancers have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of +2500 or longer.
  • Houston has an implied victory probability of 99% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Houston vs. Longwood Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Houston averages 73 points per game (191st in college basketball) while allowing 57 per outing (first in college basketball). It has a +546 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 16 points per game.
  • Houston's leading scorer, LJ Cryer, ranks 257th in the nation putting up 15.3 points per game.
  • Longwood puts up 75.6 points per game (115th in college basketball) while allowing 67.9 per contest (64th in college basketball). It has a +259 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 7.7 points per game.
  • Walyn Napper's 14.6 points per game leads Longwood and ranks 320th in the nation.
  • The Cougars prevail in the rebound battle by an average of 3.8 boards. They are pulling down 37.6 rebounds per game (72nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 33.8 per contest.
  • J'wan Roberts leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game (197th in college basketball play).
  • The Lancers rank 37th in the nation at 39 rebounds per game. That's 9.2 more than the 29.8 their opponents average.
  • Michael Christmas leads the team with 6.2 rebounds per game (304th in college basketball).
  • Houston ranks 103rd in college basketball with 98.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and first in college basketball defensively with 76.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Lancers rank 134th in college basketball with 97.2 points scored per 100 possessions, and 37th defensively with 87.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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