The Winthrop Eagles and Radford Highlanders meet Friday in the college basketball Big South Quarterfinal at the Bojangles Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Winthrop Eagles Betting Preview
The Winthrop Eagles are averaging 73.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kelton Talford is averaging 16.1 points and 0.7 assists, while Cory Hightower is averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Sin’Cere McMahon is the third double-digit scorer and Toneari Lane is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Winthrop Eagles are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Winthrop Eagles are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
The Radford Highlanders Betting Preview
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 13.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Bryan Antonie is averaging 11.2 points and 3 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.
Winthrop vs Radford Trends
The Highlanders are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Eagles last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 Friday games. The under is 5-2 in Highlanders last 7 neutral site games.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Winthrop Eagles are playing arguably the better ball right now, but Radford has been the better team this season and won both meetings in the regular season. Winthrop loses as underdogs by an average of 8.3 points. I'll lay the bucket with the Highlanders.