Radford vs. Charleston Southern - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Radford vs. Charleston Southern - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Charleston Southern Buccaneers (14-17) at Radford Highlanders (20-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Dedmon Center)

The Line: Radford Highlanders -12.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPN3

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Radford Highlanders meet Thursday in the college basketball Big South Tournament at the Donald N. Dedmon Center.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are averaging 69.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dontrell Shuler is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists while Phlandrous Fleming Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds. Deontaye Buskey is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jones is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have lost five straight road games.

The Radford Highlanders look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Radford Highlanders are averaging 72.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 19.6 points and five rebounds while Travis Fields Jr. is averaging 13 points and 2.4 rebounds. Donald Hicks is dishing 1.1 assists and Devine Eke is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Radford Highlanders have won five of their last six home games.

The Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Highlanders are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 overall. The over is 8-1 in Highlanders last 9 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Radford Highlanders have been the better team this season by far, but they can allow teams to hang around at times, which includes needing overtime to beat Charleston Southern a month ago as 9.5-point favorites. The Radford Highlanders are just 1-1-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite, while this will be the second time the Charleston Southern Buccaneers are double-digit underdogs. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Charleston Southern Buccaneers +12.5

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