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Radford vs. Charleston Southern 3/5/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Radford Highlanders vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers Odds & Info

Game Radford Highlanders vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Date & Time Thursday March 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Dedmon Center Radford, VA
Latest odds
RAD -12 Total 136
TV Channel
ESPN3

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are set to visit Donald N. Dedmon Center in Richmond, Virginia for a Big South quarterfinal matchup against the Radford Highlanders. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers come into this matchup with a 14-17 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 81-64. Leading the way for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers was junior guard Deontaye Buskey as he recorded 30 points and 5 rebounds. Joining Buskey in the backcourt was senior guard Nate Louis who had a productive outing for the Buccaneers as he pitched in 15 points and 4 rebounds.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers had a good shooting game against the Presbyterian Blue Hose as they connected on 28 of their 56 field goal attempts (50%), and they were good from behind the three-point line (46.4%). The Charleston Southern Buccaneers won the turnover battle against the Presbyterian Blue Hose (9-7), and they edged out the Blue Hose in the rebounding department (34-30).

The Radford Highlanders come into this matchup with a 20-10 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs, 70-62. Leading the way for the Radford Highlanders was senior guard Travis Fields Jr. as he recorded 22 points and 5 assists. Joining Fields Jr. in the backcourt was junior guard Carlik Jones who had a productive outing for the Highlanders as he pitched in 15 points and 6 assists.

The Radford Highlanders had a solid shooting game against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs as they connected on 26 of their 58 field goal attempts (44.8%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (27.3%). The Radford Highlanders won the turnover battle against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (13-9), but they were edged out by the Bulldogs in the rebounding department (33-28).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Charleston Southern is 5-12 ATS as the underdog this season.
  • The over is 12-7 when Charleston Southern plays a Big South opponent this season.
  • Radford is 3-7-1 ATS at home this season.
  • The over is 14-5 when Radford is the favorite this season.

Free NCAAB Pick:

Radford Highlanders -12

The Radford Highlanders had an amazing season as they finished with a 15-3 conference record, and they have been amazing on the defensive side of the court as they are holding their opponents to an average of 67.3 PPG. The Highlanders are a common NCAA Tournament team, and they should once again return to the big stage as they have the best backcourt in the conference as Carlik Jones is averaging 20.4 PPG, 5.6 APG, and 5.4 RPG while Travis Fields is pitching in 14.2 PPG. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have struggled on both sides of the court this season as they rank 6th in points scored and 7th in points allowed, and I don’t think they will have enough to compete with the Highlanders. Charleston Southern has struggled away from home this season as they are 5-10, and they will take an early exit from the Big South Tournament. Final Score Prediction, Radford Highlanders win and cover ATS 77-64.

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