Tarleton State vs Radford Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/19/23
Radford Highlanders (19-14) vs. Tarleton State Texans (17-16)
March 19, 2023 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tarleton State Texans +1 / Radford Highlanders -1; Over/Under: +138
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The Tarleton Texans and Radford Highlanders meet Sunday in the college basketball CBI First Round at the Ocean Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Tarleton Texans are averaging 70.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Freddy Hicks is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists, while Lue Williams is averaging 10.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Jakorie Smith is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Shamir Bogues is dishing 1.9 assists. The Tarleton Texans are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Tarleton Texans are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game.
The Radford Highlanders are averaging 69.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. DaQuan Smith is averaging 13.8 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Bryan Antonie is averaging 11.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Josiah Jeffers is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Kenyon Giles is dishing 1.1 assists. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Highlanders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Texans last 6 overall.
Not the easiest game to predict when you consider neither of these teams have played in two weeks, so you have no idea what to expect in terms of form. With that said, Tarleton State ended the year playing some of its best ball, which includes winning its last 5 games by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Tarleton State will also have the best player on the floor and has the better defense. Give me the Texans in this toss up game.