Check out our free Radford vs Tarleton State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Daytona Beach. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Radford vs Tarleton State Pick & Preview: Sunday, March 19th Betting Odds
Highlanders vs Texans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Radford Highlanders at Tarleton State Texans
- Where: Daytona Beach at Ocean Center
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Betting Odds: Radford +1, RADF +100 | TARL -120 O/U 135.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Tarleton State, the Radford Highlanders will be taking the floor for the 34th time this season and have an overall record of 19-14. So far, the Highlanders have played 17 games on the road, with a record of 7-10. For the season, Radford has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Highlanders being +1 point underdogs.
Radford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer DaQuan Smith who is averaging 13.79 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 Bryan Antoine who has hit 47.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.14 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.
The Tarleton State Texans head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 17-16. So far this season, Tarleton State has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Texans as the -1 point favorites. The Texans have been favored 11 times, going 8-3 straight up.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 10.7 points per game for the Texans. Williams 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 Texans’ offensive game plan is the play of Freddy Hicks who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.55 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tarleton State this season, as they are currently ranked 392nd in college basketball at 64.6 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 Texans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 447th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Radford Highlanders +1
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Tarleton State as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Radford Highlanders to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Tarleton State at 5.03 made 3’s per game compared to Radford at 6.97. Look for Radford to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Texans.