Looking to win big? The Highlanders and Dukes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Dukes are hosting the game at Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg, VA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 149 points, and the Dukes are favored to win at home against the Highlanders.


The Pick: Radford Highlanders +8.5

This game will be played at Atlantic Union Bank Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Even though we have James Madison winning straight-up, we like Radford at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Radford Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Radford has a 1-2 record heading into today’s game. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Radford has gone 2-3. In terms of ATS performance, Radford is currently sitting at 1-2 heading into today’s matchup. On the road, they have a 0-2 record vs. the spread so far this season, while in their previous ten road games, they have gone 5-5 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Radford has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 135.7 points per game on average. When analyzing the Highlanders’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 65 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

Radford offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 50 points against VCU. In that game, they made 4/18 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 33.3%. The top scorer for the Highlanders was Kenyon Giles with 19 points, while DaQuan Smith also added 11 to the scoreboard.

Radford’s defense has been playing well, ranking 55th nationally, with 67.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. James Madison. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.2%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored James Madison?

The Dukes are heading into their fourth game of the season with a perfect 3-0 record. So far, all of their games have been on the road. As of now, James Madison holds a 3-0 ATS record going into their game against Radford. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, James Madison has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

After three games, James Madison has an over/under record of 3-0-0, with their games averaging a combined 189.7 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Dukes’ games have averaged 84 points per game, along with an over/under record of 5-0.

James Madison’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 107 points against Howard. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 22/29 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Dukes offense has been good from outside, hitting 42% of their three-pointers on an average of 28 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

Coming into the game, James Madison will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 90.0 points per game (148th). So far, the James Madison defense is giving up an average of 12.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12 times per game (347th).