Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Highlanders versus the Panthers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 148 points, with High Point being favored by -7.5 at home against Radford.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Radford Highlanders +7.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE RADFORD HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Even though we have High Point winning straight-up, we like Radford at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Radford?

Radford comes into this game with a 13-13 record, including a 3-9 mark in Big South play. On the road, the Highlanders are 4-10, and they have lost five straight away from home.

For the season, Radford has been the underdog in 11 games, going 3-8 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.6 points per game, and they are coming off an 85-69 loss to Winthrop.

Radford has an overall ATS record of 12-12-1 this season, including a mark of 8-6 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Highlanders have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Radford games is 16-8-1. The average over/under line in their games is 139.4 and the average scoring total is 143.2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 148. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 149.

The Radford offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Winthrop. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.3% while connecting on 7 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Highlanders offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 21 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

In terms of defense, Radford is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. So far, the Radford defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (460th).

Is a Home Win Possible for High Point?

High Point has been dominant at home this season, going 13-1 with an average scoring margin of +10.0 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

Overall, High Point has gone 21-6 this season, including a 10-2 record in Big South Conference games. They have been favored in 16 of their 27 games, going 15-1 in those contests.

High Point has an ATS record of 8-6 at home this season and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their overall ATS record this year is 15-8-2.

This season, the over/under record in High Point games is 15-10. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 152.1 and today’s over/under line is set at 148. This year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 158 points.

In their previous game, the Panthers’ offense finished with 81 points, which is right in line with their current average of 84.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Benham with 16 points. Abdoulaye Thiam also added 16 points for the Panthers.

The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 223rd nationally, allowing an average of 74.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.3 threes per game vs. Radford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.6%.