The Radford Highlanders (16-9, 11-2 BigSou) travel to John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center to go head-to-head against the Campbell Fighting Camels (13-13, 4-10 BigSou). The Highlanders will try to lengthen their six-game winning streak. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Radford Highlanders vs. Campbell Fighting Camels Betting Preview
In the Highlanders’ last contest, they defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 81-71. With 10 points and 10 rebounds, Radford’s Devine Eke had a solid performance. Radford dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 30.0) and a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 14.4). Presbyterian was 11.1 and 14.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The Fighting Camels will look to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Hampton Pirates in their last game, 75-49. With 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting, Cory Gensler was Campbell’s leading scorer. Campbell made 10 of their 24 three pointers (41.7 percent), while Hampton was 3-13 (23.1 percent).
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Campbell ranks 289th in possessions per game (66.9) and Radford is 338th (64.8). Also, the Highlanders commit the 31st-fewest errors in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.5 percent), while the pesky defense of the Fighting Camels causes the 52nd-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.0 percent).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Highlanders won 68-63. The Highlanders dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.375 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.7. For those same stats, the Fighting Camels were 0.241 and 13.9, respectively. Carlik Jones was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points.
Radford Highlanders vs. Campbell Fighting Camels Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Campbell, ATS Winner – Campbell, O/U – Under
The Fighting Camels rank 44th in assists per game (14.9) while the Highlanders rank 128th (13.3).
Campbell ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while Radford ranks 58th (2.8).
Campbell ranks 27th in three pointers allowed per game (18.3) while Radford ranks 260th (24.9).
The Highlanders rank 124th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Fighting Camels rank 280th (30.6).
Radford ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.2) while Campbell ranks 115th (6.4).
The Fighting Camels’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.2, up from 2.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (8.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (6.0 above their season average).