The Charlotte 49ers and Radford Highlanders meet Tuesday in the college basketball CBI Semifinal at the Ocean Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 66.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Brice Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Aly Khalifa is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Lu’Cye Patterson is the third double-digit scorer and Igor Milicic Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 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 14 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Bryan Antonie is averaging 11.2 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 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall.
The Charlotte 49ers are the better team and have the rest edge, not playing a third straight game in as many days. However, Radford is playing its best ball of the season, and we just saw an outright win as bigger underdogs against San Jose State. Radford loses as underdogs by an average of just 1.4 points. Give me the points.