The Highlanders and Spartans are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Spartans will host the game at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. Radford is favored by -4.5 in this Big South conference contest against USC Upstate. The game's over/under currently sits at 140 points.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS VS USC UPSTATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +4.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Spartans.
  • Not only will USC Upstate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Radford Lock in a Road Win?

Radford will look to snap a two-game losing streak as they travel to face USC Upstate. On the season, the Highlanders have gone 15-16, including a 5-12 mark in Big South play. As the favorite, Radford has gone 9-7.

Over their last 10 road games, the Highlanders have gone just 3-7. For the season, Radford has gone 5-12 on the road compared to 8-5 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.2 compared to +1.9 at home.

Radford has an overall ATS record of 14-15-1 this season, including a mark of 9-8 on the road. As the favorite, the Highlanders are just 6-9-1 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Radford has gone just 3-7 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Radford games is 19-10-1. On average, their games have finished with 144.5 points compared to an average over/under line of 140.2, resulting in an average margin of +4.3 points. So far, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today's line of 140. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In their most recent game, the Radford offense concluded with only 62 points against UNC Asheville. Throughout the game, they made 6/13 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Chandler Turner led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Josiah Harris contributed 13 points for the Highlanders.

Currently, the Highlanders' defense holds the 162nd rank in the nation, allowing 71.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Radford's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.

Will USC Upstate Win at Home?

USC Upstate will enter this game as 4.5-point underdogs, and they are 5-18 in games where they were not favored. The Spartans are 3-7 at home this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home. They are 10-19 overall, including a 5-11 mark in Big South play.

In their last game, USC Upstate defeated Presbyterian by a score of 74-72. So far this season, the Spartans have gone 5-8 in non-conference games, and they are 4-12 on the road.

USC Upstate's ATS record for the season sits at 12-13-1, and they are 11-12 vs. the spread as the underdog. Their home ATS mark is just 3-6-1, and they are 1-3-1 in their last 5 home games vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in USC Upstate games is 13-13 and today's line of 140 is lower than the average OU line of 142.4 in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

The Spartans' offense finished with 74 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Nick Alves with 13 points. Jalen Breazeale also added 12 points for the Spartans.

Currently, the Spartans' defense holds the 204th rank in the nation, allowing 73.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Presbyterian, the Blue Hose finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 72 points vs. USC Upstate.