Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Radford Highlanders Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The Georgia Southern Eagles (8-3) visit Dedmon Center to go head-to-head with the Radford Highlanders (6-5). The Eagles look to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Georgia Southern Eagles at Radford Highlanders ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Highlanders defeated the Davis & Elkins Senators 91-57, while the Eagles beat the Carver College Cougars 139-51.

Georgia Southern played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 8.3 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9. Carver College was 29.9 and 14.9, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Radford dominated every facet of their game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.678 and a free throw rate of 0.186. For those same stats, Davis & Elkins put up marks of 0.410 and 0.115, respectively. Ed Polite Jr. was a key piece for Radford with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Quan Jackson, meanwhile had a good game for Georgia Southern, finishing with 25 points, nine rebounds and eight steals.

Ike Smith and Tookie Brown have been playing well over the last five games for Georgia Southern. Smith has averaged 0 points per game, while Brown has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Radford could have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this battle. The Highlanders rank 335th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.165, while Georgia Southern ranks 51st in FTA rate allowed (0.187). It will also be a tale of two styles as the fast-paced Eagles rank sixth in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Highlanders rank 288th.

Georgia Southern Eagles at Radford Highlanders Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Radford, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Georgia Southern ranks 18th in steals per game (8.7) while Radford ranks 122nd (6.1).
  • The Highlanders average 21.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 151st in the nation. The Eagles rank 189th in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
  • The Highlanders rank 102nd in assists per game (14.1) while the Eagles rank 160th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Georgia Southern ranks 43rd in blocks per game (4.5) while Radford ranks 99th (3.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Highlanders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.2, up from 5.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 97.0 points per game (8.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average).