Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Highlanders versus the Buccaneers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Buccaneer Fieldhouse in Charleston, SC. In this Big South matchup, Radford is favored by -3.5 vs. Charleston Southern. The over/under for the game is 139.5 points.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +3.5

This game will be played at Buccaneer Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Buccaneers.
  • Not only will Charleston Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Highlanders Lock in a Road Win?

As the Radford Highlanders prepare to take on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, they find themselves as the favorites once again. They have been favored in 15 of their 29 games this season, and they have gone 9-6 in those games.

Radford enters this game with an overall record of 15-14, and they have won two straight games. On the road this season, the Highlanders have gone just 5-11, and they have been outscored by an average of 5.5 points per game.

Radford has an ATS record of 14-13-1 this season, including a mark of 9-7 on the road. As the favorite, the Highlanders are 6-8-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Radford has gone 4-6 ATS.

Radford’s over/under record this season is 19-8-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 139.9. So far, 14 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 139.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points, and their last three over/under record is 3-0.

The Radford offense is coming off a game where they scored 88 points against Longwood. They posted a field goal percentage of 56.5% and connected on 13 threes. In terms of offense, the Highlanders have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 75th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 37th in percentage and 147th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Highlanders’ defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 72.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Radford’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.

Will the Buccaneers Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Charleston Southern is 3-7 at home this season, and they have lost their last two games at home. The Buccaneers are 4-17 as the underdog this season, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three home games. Charleston Southern has an average scoring margin of -6.3 points per game at home, and they are 9-18 overall.

Overall, Charleston Southern has gone 5-9 in Big South games, and they are 4-9 in non-conference games. The Buccaneers are 3-11 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -14.9 points per game. In their last game, Charleston Southern lost to High Point by a score of 74-59.

As the underdog, Charleston Southern has gone 9-12 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 10-13-1. At home, the Buccaneers have an ATS mark of 3-6-1 this year and are just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three home games.

Charleston Southern’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-14-2 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.5. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (143) and their average margin versus the over/under line is -2.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In contrast to their season average of 68.5 points per game, the Charleston Southern had a below average performance. They scored 59 points against High Point and had a field goal percentage of 37.9%. RJ Johnson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.8. Meanwhile, Taje’ Kelly also brings a PPG average of 14.1 into the game.

At this time, the Buccaneers’ defense is positioned 241st in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Charleston Southern’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.8% this season.