Looking to win big? The Highlanders and Blue Hose face off at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Hose are hosting the game at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center in Clinton, SC. The over/under for this Big South conference contest is set at 137.5 points, with Presbyterian being favored by -1.5 at home against Radford.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose -1.5

This game will be played at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
  • Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Highlanders Win in Clinton?

Radford enters this game with a 13-11 record and has lost two straight. The Highlanders are 3-6 in Big South play and 10-5 in non-conference games. On the road, Radford has gone 4-8 this season, and they have lost their last three away from home. For the year, the Highlanders have been outscored by an average of 6.1 points per game on the road.

As an underdog, Radford is 3-8, and they are 8-3 when favored. So far, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 24 games. In their most recent contest, the Highlanders lost to USC Upstate, 78-69. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6.

Radford has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 12-9-1 overall. Their road ATS mark is 8-4, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Highlanders are 7-4 vs. the spread this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, Radford's over/under record is 13-8-1. So far, their games have averaged 142.2 points compared to an average over/under line of 139.5, resulting in a margin of +2.7. Today's over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average scoring in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 133 points.

In their previous game, the Highlanders' offense finished with 69 points, which is right in line with their current average of 72.2 points per contest. DaQuan Smith is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.4 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Kenyon Giles brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

At present, the Highlanders' defense is nationally ranked 120th, allowing 70.0 points per game. In their most recent game, the Radford defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as USC Upstate knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 78 points.

Will Presbyterian Come Through as Home Favorites?

Presbyterian enters this game as the favorite, with a record of 5-2 in such games this season. They are 4-7 at home this season, including a record of 2-1 in their last three games at home.

Overall, Presbyterian has gone 11-14 this season, and they are coming off a 77-75 win over Gardner-Webb. Their average scoring margin at home is -2.8 points per game.

Presbyterian has an ATS record of 12-10 this season and they are 4-3 vs. the spread when favored. Their ATS mark at home is 5-6 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Hose are 5-5.

Presbyterian's over/under record for the season is 13-9 and their games have averaged 148 points per game. Today's over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (144). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 150 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Presbyterian offense tallied 77 points in a matchup against Gardner-Webb. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.4%, and they made 5 threes. Marquis Barnett is leading the team in scoring at 14.4 points per contest. Samage Teel has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.7 going into the game.

Currently, the Blue Hose's defense holds the 220th rank in the nation, allowing 74.0 points per game. 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 42.8% of their shots vs. Presbyterian.