Check out our free Radford vs USC Upstate pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Spartanburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Radford vs USC Upstate Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Highlanders vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Radford Highlanders at USC Upstate Spartans
- Where: Spartanburg at Hodge Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Radford -3, RADF -160 | SCUP +132 O/U 134.5
The Radford will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 6 game win streak and have an overall record of 13-9. So far, the Highlanders have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 4-8. This season, Radford has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3. For today’s contest, Radford has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Radford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer DaQuan Smith who is averaging 13.18 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 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.64 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.
USC Upstate will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Radford in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Spartans have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 15 times, going 5-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
USC Upstate will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Gainey who is averaging 15.4 points per game for the Spartans. Gainey 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 Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Trae Broadnax who has hit 46.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.3 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, USC Upstate will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Spartans are ranked 208th at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 425th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, USC Upstate is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.
Free Spread Prediction: USC Upstate Spartans +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Radford Highlanders are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate USC Upstate putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Highlanders as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Spartans to cover.