Hampton vs. Radford - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hampton vs. Radford - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Radford Highlanders (19-9) at Hampton Pirates (13-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hampton Convocation Center)

The Line: Hampton Pirates +6 -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPNU

The Radford Highlanders and Hampton Pirates meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Convocation Center.

The Radford Highlanders look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Radford Highlanders are averaging 72.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 19.7 points and five rebounds while Travis Fields Jr. is averaging 12.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. Donald Hicks is dishing 1.1 assists and Devine Eke is grabbing seven rebounds. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Radford Highlanders have won four straight road games.

The Hampton Pirates need a win after splitting their last six games. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 77.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jermaine Marrow is averaging 23.9 points and 6.3 assists while Benjamin Stanley is averaging 22.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Davion Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Heckstall is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Hampton Pirates have won four straight home games.

Will update with trends once they're released. 

The Radford Highlanders have been the better team all season long and are playing the better basketball entering this game. Redford is also 8-4-2 against the spread on the road. However, the Hampton Pirates hung around in the first meeting despite being nine-point underdogs, and they're 7-3-1 against the spread at home. The Hampton Pirates have won four straight home games and win at home by an average of 10.9 points while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from three. The Hampton Pirates are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. National TV game, Hampton should be up for this one in front of a packed house. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Hampton Pirates +6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.