Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Highlanders game? Catch the action at Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Big South conference matchup has an over/under of 148 points, and Radford is favored to win by -1 at home vs. UNC Asheville.

UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS VS RADFORD HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Radford Highlanders -1

This game will be played at Donald N. Dedmon Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE RADFORD HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will Radford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will UNC Asheville Come Through as Road Underdogs?

UNC Asheville enters this game with a 19-11 record, including an 11-4 mark in Big South play. They have gone 7-7 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is -0.8 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, the Bulldogs have gone 5-5, and they are coming off a 78-77 loss to Gardner-Webb. For the season, they have been the underdog in 12 games, going 3-9.

UNC Asheville has an ATS record of 13-14 this season, including a mark of 6-8 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 5-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, UNC Asheville has a 5-5 ATS record. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-5 in their last 10 contests.

On the season, the over/under record for UNC Asheville games is 16-11, and today’s over/under line of 148 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (149.8). So far, 19 of their 30 games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

The UNC Asheville offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Gardner-Webb. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 8 threes. Fletcher Abee led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Toyaz Solomon contributed 16 points for the Bulldogs.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 218th rank in the nation, allowing 73.7 points per game. UNC Asheville’s three-point defense is currently 90th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. UNC Asheville.

Do the Highlanders Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Radford comes into this game as a slight favorite, as they are favored by 1 point. On the season, they have gone 9-7 when favored and 4-9 when they are the underdog. At home this season, the Highlanders have gone 8-4, compared to their 5-12 record on the road.

Over their last ten games at home, Radford has gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five. Most recently, they lost to Charleston Southern by a score of 58-57.

This season, Radford has gone 14-14-1 against the spread (ATS), including a 5-6-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Highlanders are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Radford’s over/under record this season is 19-9-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 140. So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 148. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

In their recent matchup, the Radford offense ended with 57 points against Charleston Southern. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.8% and made 0 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Kenyon Giles with 18 points. DaQuan Smith also added 15 points for the Highlanders.

On the defensive side, Radford is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Radford defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Charleston Southern knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 58 points.