The Radford Highlanders and Winthrop Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Winthrop Coliseum. The Radford Highlanders look to get back to a .500 record. The Winthrop Eagles look for their eighth win.
The Radford Highlanders are averaging 71.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kenyon Giles is averaging 12.8 points and 1.5 rebounds, while DaQuan Smith is averaging 11.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Josiah Jeffers is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Bryan Antoine is dishing 0.9 assists. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.
The Winthrop Eagles are averaging 73.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kelton Talford is averaging 17.1 points and 0.6 assists, while Cory Hightower is averaging 13.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. Sin’Cere McMahon is the third double-digit scorer and Toneari Lane is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Winthrop Eagles are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Winthrop Eagles are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
The Highlanders are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Highlanders last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in Eagles last 8 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Radford Highlanders have been the better team this season, and they're playing the better ball now, but the fact this line is a pick em tells me oddsmakers know something. The Winthrop Eagles have been at their best at home, where they win by an average of 14 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. I'll take a shot with Winthrop even if I don't love it.