Planning on watching today’s Lancers and Highlanders game? Catch the action at Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. Longwood is favored by -1 in this Big South conference matchup the against Radford. The over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.

LONGWOOD LANCERS VS RADFORD HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Radford Highlanders +1

This game will be played at Donald N. Dedmon Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE RADFORD HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will Radford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Lancers Pull Off a Win at Radford?

Longwood is 17-11 overall and 5-8 in Big South play. They have won three straight games and are 14-6 when favored this season. On the road, the Lancers are just 5-8, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three road games.

In their most recent game, Longwood defeated UNC Asheville by a score of 80-75. So far this season, they have gone 12-3 in non-conference action.

As the favorite, Longwood’s ATS record this season is 10-10 and they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Longwood’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.5. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (140.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

Longwood’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against UNC Asheville. They had an overall field goal percentage of 44.1% and made 15/19 free throws. Leading Longwood in scoring vs. UNC Asheville was Walyn Napper with his 16 points. Johnathan Massie also added 14 points for the Lancers.

So far, the Lancers’ defense is ranked 64th in the country at 67.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. UNC Asheville, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 75 points vs. Longwood.

Does Radford Have What it Takes at Home?

Radford is 7-4 at home this season and is 14-14 overall compared to Longwood’s 12-17 record. As the underdog, Radford is 4-9 this season, and the Highlanders have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

The Highlanders’ last game was a 90-74 win over Gardner-Webb, and they are 2-3 in their last five home games. On the season, Radford has an average scoring margin of +2.5 points per game at home.

As the underdog, Radford has an ATS record of 8-5 this season and they are 13-13-1 overall. At home, the Highlanders are just 4-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 3-6 ATS in their last 10 home games. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Radford is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Radford’s over/under record this season is 18-8-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 139.8. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season of 145.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Radford’s offense scored 90 points against Gardner-Webb. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.1%, and they went 11/15 from the free-throw line. Leading Radford in scoring vs. Gardner-Webb was DaQuan Smith with his 24 points. Kenyon Giles also added 17 points for the Highlanders.

Radford’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.9 points per game. So far, the Radford defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (430th).