Looking to win big? The Highlanders and Panthers face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The Panthers are hosting the game at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with High Point being favored by -10.5 at home against Radford.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Radford Highlanders +10.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 12:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

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 +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Radford Lock in a Road Win?

Radford enters this game as the underdog, as they have been in 14 of their 32 games this season. So far, the Highlanders have gone 4-10 in those games.

On the road, Radford has struggled this season, going just 6-12. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 3-7.

As the underdog, Radford has gone 8-6 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Highlanders are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Radford has an ATS record of 10-8 this year and they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Radford games is 19-11-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 144 points, which is 4.3 points lower than the average over/under line of 140.2. Today’s over/under line is 149.5, and this year, 19 of their games have finished with more points than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 125 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

In contrast to their season average of 72.3 points per game, the Radford had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against USC Upstate and had a field goal percentage of 32.8%. DaQuan Smith is leading the team in scoring at 15 points per contest. Kenyon Giles has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.5 going into the game.

Currently, the Highlanders’ defense holds the 155th rank in the nation, allowing 71.4 points per game. The Radford defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed USC Upstate to connect on 5 threes.

Will the Panthers Live Up to Expectations at Home?

High Point enters this game with a 24-7 record, including a 14-1 mark at home. They have been favored in 19 of their 31 games this season and have gone 17-2 in those contests.

Over their last ten games at home, the Panthers have gone 9-1. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +11.0, while their average scoring margin on the road is +3.5.

As the favorite this season, High Point has gone 11-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, High Point is 9-6 vs. the spread this season and over their last 10 home games, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

High Point’s over/under record this season is 16-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 156.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (152) and there have been 12 games with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 158 points compared to their season average of 156.5 points.

In their recent matchup, the High Point offense ended with 72 points against Longwood. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.2% and made 10 threes. For the season, the High Point offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.5 made three’s per contest.

So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 239th in the country at 74.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the High Point defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.