Virginia Tech vs. Radford - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Radford Highlanders (4-3) at Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday, the Radford Highlanders will be taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies in college basketball action.
Radford comes into this game with a 4-3 record overall. The Highlanders have won two of their last three games, getting victories over James Madison and VMI. In that VMI game, the Highlanders’ Ed Polite set the pace with 14 points.
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Polite is the top scorer for Radford so far this year, with 12.9 PPG and a team-high 8.1 RPG to his credit. Also in double-figures for the Highlanders is Carlik Jones (10.4 PPG), while Donald Hicks is close on 9.3 PPG and 4.1 RPG.
Over on the Virginia Tech side, they’re sitting at 7-1 so far. The Hokies have won five straight games versus Washington, Houston Baptist, Morehead State, Iowa and Ole Miss. In that Ole Miss game, the Hokies’ top scorer was Kerry Blackshear with 17 points.
Leading the way in scoring for Virginia Tech so far is Justin Bibbs, with 18.3 PPG, and Ahmed Hill is second on 17.8 PPG. Also in the double-digit club for the Hokies are Nickeil Alexander-Walker (14.9 PPG), Blackshear (12.6 PPG; 7.1 RPG) and Justin Robinson (10.3 PPG; 5.5 APG).
The Highlanders are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last six road games. Radford is also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, the Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win. Virginia Tech is also 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 overall.
Radford has a pretty well-balanced roster overall, it’s just that they’re not very overpowering on the scoreboard. As for Virginia Tech, they’ve got some capable scorers on their roster but are prone to fits of sluggish play here and there. Still, I don’t think the Highlanders have the goods to keep up here in any capacity, so I’m going with the Hokies to cover.