The No. 3 seed Radford Highlanders (18-13, 12-6 Big South) will take the court in the Big South Tournament against the No. 6 seed Winthrop Eagles (15-16, 10-8 Big South). The teams will face off Friday at 8:30 PM live on ESPN+.
Radford is a small 2.5-point favorite against Winthrop when the Highlanders take the court against the Eagles on Friday. The game’s point total is 139.
Radford vs. Winthrop Odds
Point Spread for Radford vs. Winthrop
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Radford as the favorite.
Radford vs. Winthrop Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Radford has -149 odds to pick up the win, while Winthrop is listed at +125 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Bojangles’ Coliseum
Radford vs. Winthrop Betting Trends
In Radford’s 29 games this year, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Highlanders have won in 14, or 70%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Radford’s games this year have gone over the point total 41.4% of the time (12 out of 29 games with a set point total).
Winthrop is 13-14-2 against the spread this year. The Eagles have been the underdog on the moneyline 16 total times this season. They’ve gone 4-12 in those games. Winthrop’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 29 set point totals (55.2%).
Radford vs. Winthrop Key Players to Watch
DaQuan Smith paces the Highlanders at 13.5 points per game, while also putting up 1.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Justin Archer leads the Highlanders at 7 rebounds per game, while also posting 0.6 assists and 7.9 points. Bryan Antoine averages 11.2 points, 3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting 46.5% from the field and 40.7% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game.
Josiah Jeffers is tops on his team in assists per contest (3.6), and also puts up 8.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Kelton Talford tops the Eagles in scoring (16.1 points per game) and rebounding (8), and produces 0.7 assists. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Eagles get 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Cory Hightower. Sin’Cere McMahon is putting up 13.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, making 39.3% of his shots from the floor and 38.1% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 triples per contest. Kasen Harrison is averaging a team-leading 3.8 assists per contest. And he is producing 11 points and 2.4 rebounds, making 46.4% of his shots from the field and 45% from 3-point range, with 1 treys per game.
What you need to know about the Radford Highlanders
Radford has put together an 8-10-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. The Highlanders rank 240th in the nation with 69.4 points per game so far this season. At the other end, they rank 35th with 64.5 points allowed per contest. Radford is grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game (240th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 28.8 rebounds per contest (53rd-ranked).
So far this year, Radford is sinking 6.5 threes per game (274th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.2% (128th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Highlanders are ceding 6.5 treys per game (85th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.1% (132nd-ranked) from downtown.
The Highlanders have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Radford has hit the over three times. Radford’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, putting up 64 points a contest compared to the 69.4 it has averaged this year. The last 10 games have seen Radford give up 0.7 fewer points per game (63.8) than its season-long average (64.5).
What you need to know about the Winthrop Eagles
Winthrop has won nine games against the spread this season in conference play, while failing to cover or pushing nine times. With 73.9 points scored per game and 74.3 points allowed, the Eagles are 127th in the nation on offense and 299th defensively. Winthrop is the 16th-worst team in college basketball in rebounds per game (28) and 222nd in rebounds conceded (31.7).
In 2022-23, Winthrop is 33rd in the country in 3-point makes (9 per game) and 26th in 3-point percentage (37.7%). Defensively, the Eagles are 261st in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.9. They are 250th in 3-point percentage allowed at 34.9%.
The Eagles are 6-3-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. Seven of Winthrop’s past 10 games have hit the over. Winthrop is scoring 78.3 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 73.9. The Eagles are allowing 74.6 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 0.3 more points than they are allowing for the season (74.3).
Radford vs. Winthrop Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Radford, and we expect that Radford will cover the spread (Radford -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139 points.
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