The San Francisco Dons (6-4) will be at home in War Memorial Gymnasium when they square off against the Radford Highlanders (5-5). Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
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In the Highlanders last game, they fell to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 77-62. With 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, Carlik Jones was Radford’s leading scorer. One of Nevada’s largest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 28 trips to the line, while Radford went 19 times.
The Dons are hoping for a better outcome after their 71-59 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in their last game. Chase Foster led San Francisco in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Stanford had an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.516). San Francisco, on the other hand, forced the Cardinal into a turnover percentage of 26.0 (above their season average of 19.7).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the nations top rebounding teams face off. The Highlanders are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 57th in offensive rebounding percentage at 35.0 percent. Meanwhile, San Francisco ranks 52nd in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.0 percent.
Radford Highlanders vs. San Francisco Dons Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Francisco, ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Over
- The Highlanders average 36.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 126th in the NCAA. The Dons rank 153rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
- San Francisco averages 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 112th in the nation. Radford ranks 134th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
- San Francisco ranks 19th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while Radford ranks 160th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
- The Dons rank second in assists allowed per game (9.1) while the Highlanders rank 86th (12.6).
- San Francisco allows the 15th-fewest steals per game (4.8) while Radford ranks 53rd (5.7).
- The Dons have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. On the season, San Francisco has defeated opponents by an average of 2.4 points.
- During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 66.2 points per game (2.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (1.1 below their season average).