Radford vs. Hampton - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hampton Pirates (14-18) at Radford Highlanders (21-10)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Dedmon Center)
The Line: Radford Highlanders -10.5 -- Over/Under: 151
The Hampton Pirates and Radford Highlanders meet Friday in the college basketball Big South Tournament at the Donald N. Dedmon Center.
The Hampton Pirates look for a win after beating Longwood on Thursday. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 77.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jermaine Marrow is averaging 24.3 points and 6.5 assists while Benjamin Stanley is averaging 22.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. Davion Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Heckstall is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Hampton Pirates have lost six of their last eight non-home games.
The Radford Highlanders look for a win after beating Charleston Southern on Thursday. 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 six of their last seven home games.
The Pirates are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Highlanders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Pirates last 21 overall. The over is 8-2 in Highlanders last 10 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Radford Highlanders have clearly been the better team this season, but the first two meetings were decided by a combined seven points. The Radford Highlanders are also just 4-7-1 against the spread at home this season and 13-13-3 against the spread on the year overall. Not the best betting option on Friday's card, but give me the points anyway.