Planning on watching today’s Highlanders and Runnin’ Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, NC, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and Gardner-Webb is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Radford.


The Pick: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs -5.5

This game will be played at Paul Porter Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Gardner-Webb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Highlanders Make it Happen in Boiling Springs?

Today marks the 28th game of the season for Radford, who currently have a 13-14 overall record. In away games, the Highlanders have a 4-11 record, while they are 7-4 at home. Radford’s ATS performance has them sitting below .500 at 12-13-1. In their last five games, the team is 0-5 vs. the spread.

In 27 games, Radford comes in with an over/under mark of 17-8-1, with their games averaging 144.4 points per game. Looking at the Highlanders’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 158 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Highlanders’ offense tallied 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.2 points per game. In terms of offense, the Highlanders have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 109th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 44th in percentage and 153rd in three-pointers made.

The Highlanders’ defense is presently ranked 168th nationally, allowing an average of 71.8 points per contest. Radford’s three-point defense is currently 126th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.1% of their shots vs. Radford.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Runnin’ Bulldogs?

Gardner-Webb has played 27 games so far this season and have a record of 13-14. On the road, they are 5-10, while at home they are 5-4. Gardner-Webb’s ATS performance shows a 14-10 record going into today’s game. In the team’s previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Gardner-Webb have had an average of 147.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.9 points. Their over/under record is 16-8-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ games have averaged 149 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.

In their latest game, Gardner-Webb offense put up 73 points against USC Upstate. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 8 threes. DQ Nicholas led the scoring for the Runnin’ Bulldogs, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Julien Soumaoro chipped in with 10 points.

At this time, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 200th in the country, permitting 73.0 points per game. Against USC Upstate in their most recent game, the Gardner-Webb defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing USC Upstate to hit 38% of their shots.