Houston vs Longwood Betting March Madness 2024

Houston vs Longwood Betting March Madness 2024

Houston vs Longwood Betting March Madness 2024 prediction. Place a bet on this college basketball game now at YouWager.lv.

On Friday at FedExForum, the 1-seed Houston Cougars (30-4) will face the No. 16 seed Longwood Lancers (21-13) as a 24-point favorite in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. TNT will air the battle at 9:20 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need know about this 1-16 showdown before you start filling up your brackets. The over/under for this matchup is 128.

Houston vs Longwood Betting Odds

Here are the Houston vs Longwood Betting odds:

+24 N/A Over 128
-24 N/A Under 128

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 9:20 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Where: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Venue: FedExForum

Houston vs Longwood Betting Insights

Here are the Houston vs Longwood Betting insights:

Houston and Longwood Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Houston has a 6-2 record against the spread in games favored by 24 points or more this season.

The two clubs average 20.6 more points per game (148.6) than the current total of 128 points.

These two teams’ opponents have combined for an average of 124.9 points per game, which is 3.1 less than the game’s over/under.

Houston’s average total in matchups this season has been 130, which is two points higher than the over/under for this game.

This season’s average total in Lancers games is 15.5 points higher than the 128 points scored in this game.

The Cougars are 17-16-1 against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Lancers are 16-16-0 against the spread.

Houston Stats & Insights

Houston has a +546 scoring difference and outscored opponents by 16 points per game. It averages 73 points per game, ranking 192nd in college basketball, while allowing 57 per game, ranking first.

Houston averages 37.6 rebounds per game (72nd in college basketball) and allows 33.8 per game to its opponents. It outrebounds its opponents by 3.8 boards per game.

The Cougars average 7.7 three-pointers per game (150th in college basketball) and shoot 34.7% from deep (139th in college basketball). They make 1.6 more threes per game than their opponents, who average 6.1 while shooting 30%.

Houston’s offense averages 98.1 points per 100 possessions (103rd in college basketball), while its defense allows 76.5 points per 100 possessions (first).

The Cougars average 77.4 points per game at home, compared to 70.5 points per game on the road, for a difference of 6.9 points per game.

Longwood Stats & Insights

Longwood outscores opponents by 7.7 points per game (75.6 points per game, 113th in college basketball, and 67.9 points per game, 63rd in college basketball), with a +259 scoring differential.

Longwood averages 39 rebounds per game (35th in college basketball) while giving up 29.8 per game to opponents. It outrebounds its opponents by 9.2 boards per game.

Longwood makes 5.8 three-pointers per game (321st in college basketball), 1.6 fewer than its opponents.

Longwood is 134th in college basketball with 97.2 points per 100 possessions and 38th defensively with 87.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Lancers score an average of 77.5 points per game at home and 73 on the road.

Houston Key Players to Watch

LJ Cryer leads the Cougars in scoring, averaging 15.3 points per game along with 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

J’wan Roberts leads Houston in rebounding, grabbing 6.8 per game, while Jamal Shead is the team’s greatest passer, dishing out 6.2 assists per game.

Cryer makes more three-pointers than any other Cougar, averaging 3.1 per game.

Shead leads Houston in thefts, averaging 2.3 per game, while Ja’Vier Francis leads the team in blocks, with 1.5 per game.

Longwood Key Players to Watch

Walyn Napper averages 14.6 points and 4.6 assists per game, ranking first among Lancers players in those categories.

Michael Christmas leads the Longwood rebounding leaderboard with 6.2 rebounds per game. He also scores 11.5 points and adds 0.9 assists a game.

Christmas is a reliable three-point shooter, leading the Lancers with 1.1 made threes per game.

Longwood’s steal leader is Napper (1.6 steals per game), while Szymon Zapala leads in blocks (0.9 per game).

Houston vs Longwood Betting Picks

Here are the Houston vs Longwood Betting picks:

  • Pick ATS: Longwood
  • Pick OU: Over

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