Radford Highlanders (5-6) at Charleston Southern Buccaneers (1-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Buccaneer Fieldhouse)
The Line: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +1 -- Over/Under: 127 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Radford Highlanders and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers meet Saturday in college baseball action from CSU Field House.
Radford enters this game at 6-6 overall. The Highlanders are coming off a pair of wins over Hampton. As for Charleston Southern, they’re 1-7 this season. The Buccaneers have lost four straight games, most recently to Winthrop on Tuesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sport Chat Place.
Radford opened up their year with four straight losses before taking out Mars Hill and Longwood (twice) in succession. After that it was a loss to Vanderbilt, a win over Presbyterian and a loss to the Hose in the rematch. The Highlanders have won their last two games over Hampton, though.
In the 76-65 win over Hampton on Tuesday, Radford’s top performer was Josiah Jeffers with 16 points and one rebound in 22 minutes. Chyree Walker added a double-double in that one with 13 points, 14 rebounds and three assists, and Xavier Lipscomb chipped in 13 points as well.
Over on the Charleston Southern side, their year began with three straight losses to NC State, Eastern Kentucky and NC A&T. After their lone win over Carver, the Buccaneers took four more losses. Those came in two games to Hampton and two more against Winthrop early this week.
In the Tuesday loss to the Eagles, Charleston Southern’s Charles Falden posted 17 points with two rebounds and one assist to lead the scoring, and Kelton Talford added 12 points and eight boards. Chandler Vaudrin chipped in 11 points, five rebounds and seven assists.
Charleston Southern is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. The Buccaneers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 overall and the over is 6-0 in the last six Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Highlanders are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 Saturday games. The over is 3-0-1 in Radford last four overall and the under is 3-1-1 in their last five road games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Radford. The Buccaneers were able to hang around with a good Winthrop team in their last outing, trailing by just three at the half. Charleston Southern put up 76 points in that one, but hadn’t hit 70 in six of their previous seven games. If the Highlanders get off to a good start here I don’t think the Bucs can keep up.