Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Highlanders versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, NC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 143 points, and UNC Asheville is favored by -5 to win at home against Radford.
RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UNC Asheville Bulldogs -5
This game will be played at Kimmel Arena at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will UNC Asheville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Highlanders Pull Off a Win at Asheville?
Radford has been an underdog in nine games this season, going 3-6 in those matchups. For the year, the Highlanders are 12-8, including a 2-3 mark in Big South games.
On the road, Radford is 4-6 this season, and the team’s average scoring margin away from home is -5.2 points per game. The Highlanders are coming off a 64-61 win over USC Upstate and have gone 3-2 in their last five road games.
As the underdog, Radford has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season with a record of 7-2. They have also performed well on the road, going 8-2 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Highlanders are 7-3 vs. the spread.
Radford’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-6-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 140. So far, 12 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 143. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
In their most recent game, the Radford offense concluded with only 64 points against USC Upstate. Throughout the game, they made 9/22 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 41.7%. Bryan Antoine was the leading scorer for the Highlanders, putting up 18 points. In addition, Kenyon Giles contributed 15 points.
So far, the Highlanders’ defense is ranked 108th in the country at 70.0 points per contest. Against USC Upstate in their most recent game, the Radford defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing USC Upstate to hit 41% of their shots.
Will UNC Asheville Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
UNC Asheville will enter this game as five-point favorites, and they have gone 6-1 when favored this season. The Bulldogs are 4-3 at home this season, and they have won four straight games at home.
So far, UNC Asheville has gone 12-8 overall, and they have a 4-1 record in Big South play. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs have gone 7-3.
UNC Asheville has an overall ATS record of 8-9 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-4. Over their last three home games, the Bulldogs are 3-0 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville games is 10-7 and today’s line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games (150.2). So far, 15 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 143 and their matchups have averaged 154.7 points per game. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
UNC Asheville’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Winthrop, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 81.5 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Drew Pember, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 20.5, while Josh Banks also carries a PPG average of 13.1 into the game.
Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 212nd rank in the nation, allowing 74.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNC Asheville’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.6% this season.