Check out our free Radford vs Campbell pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Buies Creek. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Radford vs Campbell Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds
Highlanders vs Fighting Camels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Radford Highlanders at Campbell Fighting Camels
- Where: Buies Creek at Pope Convocation Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 18th
- Betting Odds: Radford -1.5, RADF -127 | CAMP +104 O/U 128.5
The Radford Highlanders head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 10-9. So far, the Highlanders have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 3-8. This season, Radford has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3. For today’s contest, Radford has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Radford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer DaQuan Smith who is averaging 13.0 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 45.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.53 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.
Fighting Camels Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Radford, the Campbell Fighting Camels will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 7-11. Currently, the Fighting Camels have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 4-4. So far, the Fighting Camels have been the underdog 10 times, going 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Campbell’s leading scorer this season is Ricky Clemons, who is averaging 13.11 points per contest. So far, Clemons has accounted for 19.2% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.39 rebounds per game and 3.11 assists. Joshua Lusane is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Camels, averaging 10.22 points per game. Between him and Lusane, they are accounting for 34.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Campbell this season, as they are currently ranked 352nd in college basketball at 66.2 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 Fighting Camels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 362nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Campbell Fighting Camels +1.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Radford as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Campbell Fighting Camels to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Radford at 6.97 made 3’s per game compared to Campbell at 6.41. Look for Campbell to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Highlanders.