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High Point vs Radford Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Radford Highlanders (16-16) vs. High Point Panthers (24-7)
March 8, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: High Point Panthers -10.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Radford Highlanders will play the High Point Panthers in the Quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament on Friday afternoon at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, North Carolina. Let’s take a look at the Radford preview, High Point preview, betting matchup, and the Radford vs High Point prediction.

Radford Preview

The Radford Highlanders are 16-16 (5-11) this season after they defeated USC Upstate by a score of 67-60 in their last game. Radford trailed 32-29 at halftime, but they out scored USC Upstate 38-28 in the second half to advance in the tournament. The Highlanders shot 32.8% from the field and were +18 in rebounding margin in the game. Radford lost to UNC Asheville by a score of 71-62 and Charleston Southern by a score of 58-57 in the two games prior to Upstate. The Highlanders are scoring 72.3 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game, while allowing 71.4 points against per game this year. DaQuan Smith is averaging 15 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Radford is shooting 45.9% from the field, 74.6% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this season. 

High Point Preview

The High Point Panthers are 24-7 (13-3) this year after they lost to Longwood by a score of 74-72 in their last game. High Point trailed 33-32 at the half and they allowed 41 second half points in the narrow loss. The Panthers shot 41.2% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. High Point had won their three previous games against Winthrop, Charleston Southern, and Radford. The Panthers are scoring 84.6 points per game with 39.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, while giving up 74.4 points against per game this year. Duke Miles is averaging 17.8 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game. High Point is shooting 46.4% from the field, 77.9% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers this season. 

Radford vs High Point Betting Prediction

High Point comes into this tournament as the #1 seed in the Big South, as they were able to win the regular season by one game over UNC Asheville. The Panthers went 13-3 in conference play, but did lose their last game to Longwood. High Point is scoring over 84 points per game, while Radford has scored 67, 62, and 57 points in their last three games. High Point won the first two meetings with Radford by scores of 85-71 and 99-74 and I think the Panthers are going to bounce back with a very strong effort here. Take High Point to win easily. 

David Racey's Free Pick: High Point -10.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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