Betting on today’s Buccaneers and Highlanders game? Catch the action at Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Radford being favored by -9 at home against Charleston Southern.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS VS RADFORD HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +9

This game will be played at Donald N. Dedmon Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Even though we have Radford winning straight-up, we like Charleston Southern at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Buccaneers Make it Happen in Radford?

Charleston Southern is 6-14 overall and 2-5 in the Big South, and the Buccaneers have lost three straight games. They are 1-9 on the road this season, and their average scoring differential on the road is -16.2 points per game.

So far, Charleston Southern has been the underdog in 14 of its 20 games, and the team’s record in those games is 1-13. In their most recent game, the Buccaneers lost to UNC Asheville by a score of 71-65.

Against the spread, Charleston Southern has a record of 7-9-1 this season. On the road, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Buccaneers are 6-8 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Charleston Southern has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Charleston Southern’s over/under record this season is 6-9-2, and the average over/under line in their games is 143. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 135.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 4-5.

The Charleston Southern offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. UNC Asheville. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.9% while connecting on 4 threes. Leading Charleston Southern in scoring vs. UNC Asheville was RJ Johnson with his 23 points. Taje’ Kelly also added 12 points for the Buccaneers.

At present, the Buccaneers’ defense is nationally ranked 247th, allowing 75.6 points per game. In today’s game, the Charleston Southern defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 71 points.

Can Radford Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Radford enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in eight of their ten games this season. At home, the Highlanders have gone 7-2, and they have won their last two games at home.

Overall, Radford is 13-9, including a 3-4 record in Big South play. In their last game, the Highlanders defeated Presbyterian by a score of 73-58.

As the favorite, Radford has gone just 5-4-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Highlanders are 5-4-1 ATS. At home, Radford is 4-4-1 vs. the spread this season and 3-4-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Radford’s over/under record for the season is 12-7-1, and their games have averaged 143 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than their average OU line of 140. So far, eight of their games have finished with fewer points than 135.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 134 points.

In their most recent game, the Highlanders’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73 points per game. DaQuan Smith was the leading scorer for the Highlanders, putting up 19 points. In addition, Kenyon Giles contributed 17 points.

Currently, the Highlanders’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. Radford’s three-point defense is currently 82nd in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Radford.