Radford Highlanders (2-5) at Presbyterian Blue Hose (2-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center)
The Line: Presbyterian Blue Hose +3.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Radford Highlanders and the Presbyterian Blue Hose meet in college basketball action from the Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center on Wednesday.
The Radford Highlanders will try to rebound from a 59-50 loss to Vanderbilt in their last outing. Chyree Walker had 15 points on 7 of 9 shooting with a team-high 6 rebounds while Shaquan Jules added 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting with 5 boards as the only other double-digit scorer for Radford in the losing effort. Dravon Mangum and Lewis Djonkam each had 5 rebounds apiece while Fah’Mir Ali and Xavier Lipscomb each had a pair of steals as well in the defeat. Ali leads Radford in scoring and assists with an average of 10.3 points and 3.1 assists per game while Walker leads the Highlanders in rebounding with 7.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Radford is averaging 62.8 points on 42.3% shooting from the field, 27.6% from 3-point range and 69.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 61.5 points on 40.1% shooting from the field and 36.8% from 3-point range this season.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose will look to bounce back from a 94-82 loss to the Citadel last time out. Rayshon Harrison led the Blue Hose with 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting with 3 threes and 8 rebounds while Owen McCormack added 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of triples and 12 rebounds for the double-double. Ambaka Le Gregam added 13 points with a pair of threes to finish off the scoring in double figures for Presbyterian in the loss while Trevon Reddish added 8 points with a team-high 4 assists and Brandon Younger had 8 points with 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Harrison leads Presbyterian in scoring with 18 points per game while Younger leads the Blue Hose on the glass with 10 rebounds per game and Reddish leads Presbyterian in assists with 2.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Presbyterian is averaging 73.5 points on 42.5% shooting from the field, 31.3% from 3-point range and 68.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.5 points on 46.1% shooting from the field and 43.5% from 3-point range this season.
Radford is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Presbyterian is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
Points with a home dog are usually tempting, but the fact is that Presbyterian hasn’t had much of a challenge this season and this is a Blue Hose team that only won by 6 against South Carolina State, a South Carolina State team that’s been a doormat for a lot of other teams this season. Radford’s had the tougher tests up to this point and I think those tests will serve the Highlanders well here so I’ll lay the points with Radford on the road in this spot.