Betting on today’s Eagles and Highlanders game? Catch the action at Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with Radford being favored by -1 at home against Winthrop.

WINTHROP EAGLES VS RADFORD HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Radford Highlanders -1

This game will be played at Donald N. Dedmon Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

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 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Eagles Win on the Road?

Winthrop comes into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 0-9 in games where they are not favored this season. Their overall record is 15-11, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. On the road, the Eagles are 5-9, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

In their last game, Winthrop lost to Longwood by a score of 84-74. So far this season, the Eagles have gone 6-6 in Big South Conference games, and their average scoring margin on the road is -2.9. For the year, they have gone 9-5 in non-conference games.

Winthrop’s ATS record this season is 9-15, including a 5-9 mark vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles are 3-7 vs. the spread, and they have gone 0-3 ATS as the underdog in their last 3 games.

This season, the over/under record for Winthrop games is 13-11 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.2). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

The Eagles’ offense wrapped up their last game with 74 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 78.3 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 111st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 174th in percentage and 188th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 124th rank in the nation, allowing 70.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Winthrop’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.0% this season.

Will the Radford Defense Show Up at Home?

Radford has been a much better team at home this season, going 7-3 compared to 4-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.4, compared to -5.6 on the road. They are also 8-5 this season when favored, compared to 3-8 as the underdog.

Radford’s overall record this season is 13-12, and they have lost four straight games. In their last game, they fell to Presbyterian by a score of 76-73. In Big South play, they are just 3-8, compared to 10-4 in non-conference games.

Radford has an overall ATS record of 12-11-1 this season, including a mark of 4-5-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Highlanders are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Radford’s over/under record this season is 15-8-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 142.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is slightly lower than the average OU line in their games (139.2). So far, 10 of their games have had a higher scoring total than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In their previous game, the Highlanders’ offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 72.3 points per contest. For the season, the Radford 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 50% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8 made three’s per contest.

At this time, the Highlanders’ defense is positioned 118th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. Against Presbyterian in their most recent game, the Radford defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Presbyterian to hit 54% of their shots.