The NC Central Eagles and the Radford Highlanders meet in college basketball action from the Dedmon Center on Thursday night.
The NC Central Eagles will look to build on their four-game win streak after a 79-66 win over UNC-Asheville last time out. Justin Wright leads the Eagles in scoring with 17 PPG along with 4 RPG while Eric Boone has 11.1 PPG with 5.1 RPG and a team-high 5.4 APG to lead NC Central in assists this season and to cap off the pair of double-digit scorers for NC Central this season. Brendan Medley-Bacon has 9.4 PPG with 4.4 RPG and Kris Monroe has a team-high 5.1 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass up to this point in the season as well. As a team, NC Central is averaging 75.7 PPG on 47.7% shooting from the field, 39.7% from behind the arc and 69.9% from the foul line this season.
The Radford Highlanders will try to build on a 69-53 win over Elon in their last game. DaQuan Smith leads the Highlanders in scoring with 12.1 PPG while Kenyon Giles has 12 PPG and Josiah Jeffers has 10.7 PPG with a team-high 5.3 APG to lead Radford in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Radford up to this point in the season. Shaquan Jules also has a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Highlanders in rebounding up to this point in the season. As a team, Radford is averaging 75.9 PPG on 47.6% shooting from the field, 35.9% from three and 70.9% from the foul line up to this point in the season.
NC Central is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Radford is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m looking at the over here. NC Central’s contributed to a fair number of overs against much better opposition this season, while Radford tends to do their best scoring work at home and both teams have records trending towards the over this season. I’ll side with the over as well.