The Highlanders and Eagles are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles will host the game at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. The odds for this Big South conference game currently have the Eagles as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138.5 points.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winthrop Eagles -5

This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE WINTHROP EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Winthrop pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Highlanders Defense Show Up on the Road?

Radford heads into tonight’s game against Winthrop as a 5-point underdog. They have an 11-6 overall record, including a 1-1 mark in Big South play. On the road, the Highlanders are 4-5 this season, and they have gone 3-5 as the underdog.

Radford is coming off a 69-58 win over Longwood, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, the Highlanders are 4-6.

Radford has been a solid bet this season, going 10-4-1 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-2, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-3 vs. the spread.

Radford’s over/under record this season sits at 9-5-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 142.1 points. So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 138.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their over/under record in their last ten games is 6-3.

In their most recent game, the Highlanders’ offense tallied 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.1 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Kenyon Giles, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15, while DaQuan Smith also maintains a PPG average of 14.6 leading up to the game.

So far, the Highlanders’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 68.9 points per contest. Against Longwood in their most recent game, the Radford defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing Longwood to hit 46% of their shots.

Are the Eagles Ready for a Home Win?

Winthrop comes into this game as the favorite with a record of 12-6, including a 2-0 mark in Big South play. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +11.8, and they have won their last five games at home.

Most recently, the Eagles defeated Presbyterian by a score of 81-71. Over their last 10 games at home, Winthrop has gone 9-1.

Overall, Winthrop’s ATS record for the season is .500 at 7-7. At home, the Eagles have gone 3-3 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Winthrop is 5-5 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Winthrop’s games this year (147.2). So far, 13 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s mark. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, which is in line with the season average of 144.7. Currently, their over/under record stands at 5-9.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Winthrop’s offense scored 81 points against Presbyterian. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.3%, and they went 21/25 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Eagles offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 101st in the country, permitting 68.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 71 points vs. Winthrop.