Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blue Hose and Highlanders. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Highlanders at Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 138.5 points, and Radford is favored by -7.5 to win at home against Presbyterian.


The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +7.5

This game will be played at Donald N. Dedmon Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Even though we have Radford winning straight-up, we like Presbyterian at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Blue Hose Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Presbyterian enters this game with a record of 9-12, including a five-game losing streak. In Big South play, they are just 1-5, and on the road, they are 4-5.

So far this season, the Blue Hose have been the underdog in 12 of their 21 games. In those games, they have gone 2-10.

Presbyterian has been solid against the spread this season, going 9-9. On the road, the Blue Hose have an ATS mark of 6-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Presbyterian has a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Presbyterian games is 11-7. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 138.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Presbyterian offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Longwood. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%, and they made 7 threes. Samage Teel led the scoring for the Blue Hose, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Marquis Barnett chipped in with 13 points.

The Blue Hose's defense is presently ranked 205th nationally, allowing an average of 73.9 points per contest. Presbyterian's three-point defense is currently 64th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Presbyterian.

Will the Highlanders Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Radford enters this game with a 12-9 record and a 2-4 mark in Big South play. The Highlanders are 6-2 at home this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games on their home floor.

Radford is favored by 7.5 points in this game, and they have gone 7-2 as the favorite this season. They will look to bounce back from an 81-69 loss to UNC Asheville.

Radford has an ATS record of 11-7-1 this season, going 3-4-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Highlanders have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Radford's over/under record this season is 12-6-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 143.6. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 138.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points.

In their previous game, the Highlanders' offense finished with 69 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73 points per contest. The top scorer for the Highlanders was DaQuan Smith with 15 points, while Kenyon Giles also chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Highlanders' defense is nationally ranked 119th, allowing 70.5 points per game. The Radford defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 81 points and allowed UNC Asheville to connect on 7 threes.