Radford vs. Liberty - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty Flames (20-13) at Radford Highlanders (21-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Kimmel Arena)
The Line: Radford Highlanders -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Liberty Flames and Radford Highlanders meet Sunday in the college basketball Big South Championship at the Donald N. Dedmon Center.
The Liberty Flames look for one more victory after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Liberty Flames are averaging 69.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Scottie James is averaging 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while Lovell Cabbil is averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 assists. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Kemrite is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Liberty Flames are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty Flames are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Liberty Flames have won four of their last six road games.
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The Radford Highlanders look for one more victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Radford Highlanders are averaging 67.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Ed Polite Jr. is averaging 13.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Carlik Jones is averaging 11.7 points and 2.9 assists. Donald Hicks is dishing 1.4 assists and Randy Phillips is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Radford Highlanders have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Flames are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Highlanders are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games. The under is 7-3 in Highlanders last 10 overall and the under is 5-2 in Flames last 7 overall.
The Radford Highlanders have won both meetings against Liberty this season and three straight overall, which includes a 13-point win over the Flames on the road about two weeks ago. Radford is also a really good defensive team at home, holding teams to just 43.6 percent shooting and giving up just 65.5 points. It's also really hard not to pick the home team in championship games, as it's a huge advantage in matchups this big. I like the Radford Highlanders to make their first NCAA Tournament since the 2009 season.