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Charleston Southern vs Radford Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Buccaneers vs Highlanders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Radford Highlanders
- Where: Radford at Donald N. Dedmon Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Charleston Southern +8.5, CHSOU +310 | RADF -418 O/U 140.5
The Charleston Southern will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 7-9. On the road, the Buccaneers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Buccaneers have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.
Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr., who is averaging 18.25 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.06 rebounds per game and 2.31 assists. Tahlik Chavez is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 11.94 points per game. Between him and Chavez, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charleston Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 290th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 426th in the NCAA.
Radford will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 9-9. Currently, the Highlanders have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Highlanders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8.5 points in their favor. For the season, Radford has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.
Radford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer DaQuan Smith who is averaging 12.67 points per game for the Highlanders. Smith is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Highlanders’ offensive game plan is the play of Kenyon Giles who has hit 45.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.5 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Radford this season, as they are currently ranked 417th in college basketball at 63.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Highlanders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 439th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +8.5
The Radford Highlanders will begin their matchup against Charleston Southern Buccaneers as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -8.5. Our analysis favors Radford’s chances to pull home with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Radford and Charleston Southern are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Radford, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Highlanders don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come home with the ATS win.
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