Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Radford Highlanders Betting Prediction 01/24/19

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The Radford Highlanders (14-6, 6-0 BigSou) welcome the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (7-10, 1-3 BigSou) to Dedmon Center. The Highlanders will attempt to prolong their seven-game winning streak. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Radford Highlanders Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Highlanders beat the Longwood Lancers, 72-59, while the Buccaneers lost a tough one against the Campbell Fighting Camels, 73-72.

Radford dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.8 (better than their season average of 15.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.550 (above their season average of 0.545). For those same stats, Longwood put up marks of 24.1 and 0.479, respectively. Charleston Southern, meanwhile, held Campbell to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below their season average of 25.5). Radford received a boost from Carlik Jones, who put up 21 points and five rebounds. Christian Keeling, meanwhile had a good outing for Charleston Southern, contributing 19 points and 10 rebounds.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Buccaneers won the last matchup 84-81. Charleston Southern made good use of their 30 trips to the free throw line, converting on 25 of them (83.3 percent). Radford, on the other hand, was 22-25 (88.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Radford could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their upper-echelon offense goes up against one of the nation’s worst defenses. The Highlanders rank 58th in effective field goal percentage (0.545), while Charleston Southern ranks 302nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.534). It will also be a tale of two paces as the quick-paced Buccaneers rank 26th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Highlanders rank 307th.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Radford Highlanders Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Radford, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Charleston Southern averages 29.4 three pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the country. Radford ranks 188th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
  • The Highlanders average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 89th in the NCAA. The Buccaneers rank 194th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
  • Radford ranks 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Charleston Southern ranks 139th (4.1).
  • The Highlanders rank 38th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while the Buccaneers rank 195th (36.5).
  • Radford ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Charleston Southern ranks 151st (7.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Buccaneers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 5.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (1.4 below their season average).