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Radford vs. Charleston Southern - 3/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charleston Southern vs. Radford
Date & Time Friday March 8, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pope Convocation Center
Buies Creek, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Radford -3 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Charleston Southern vs. Radford
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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Radford Highlanders meet Friday in the college basketball Big South Tournament semifinals at the Pope Convocation Center.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are averaging 76.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Christian Keeling is averaging 18.7 points and 2.8 assists while Phlandrous Fleming Jr. is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds. Dontrell Shuler is the third double-digit scorer and Travis McConico is grabbing six rebounds. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have won four of their last six non-home games.

The Radford Highlanders entree this contest splitting their last six games. The Radford Highlanders are averaging 74.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 15.7 points and 6.1 assists while Ed Polite Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Travis Fields Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Tanner is grabbing 1.1 rebounds. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Radford Highlanders have won four of their last six non-home games.

The Buccaneers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big South, 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Highlanders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big South and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 vs. Big South. The under is 7-2 in Highlanders last 9 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Buccaneers last 5 overall.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have been highly impressive ATS this season, but it's Radford that has been the better and more consistent team all season. So, I'll lay the bucket with the Highlanders, a team that's won six of the last 10 meetings in this conference rivalry. 

Pick:
Radford -3

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