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Radford vs. Gardner-Webb - 3/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Gardner-Webb at Radford
Date & Time Sunday March 10, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Donald N. Dedmon Center
Radford, Virginia
The Line
The Line: Radford -7.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Gardner-Webb at Radford
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The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and Radford Highlanders meet Sunday in the college basketball Big South Championship at the Donald N. Dedmon Center.

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are averaging 75.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. David Efianayi is averaging 18.5 points and 2.8 assists while Jose Perez is averaging 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. DJ Laster is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Johnson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs have split their last eight road games.

The Radford Highlanders look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Radford Highlanders are averaging 72.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 15.8 points and 5.9 assists while Ed Polite Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Travis Fields Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Tanner is grabbing 1.1 rebounds. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Radford Highlanders have won four of their last six home games.

The Runnin' Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big South, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Highlanders are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Runnin' Bulldogs last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall.

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs come into this game red hot offensively, as they're shooting 51.8 percent from the field and winning by an average of six points in their last five games. On the road, the Bulldogs shoot nearly 48 percent from the field, so there's reason to think this can continue. The Radford Highlanders have the edge of playing on their home court and are an experienced squad, but they can be leaky defensively at times and haven't been the best when it comes to covering numbers. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are simply shooting the ball too well at the moment to turn down this many free buckets with a ticket to the big dance on the line.

Pick:
Gardner-Webb +7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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