Radford vs. UNC Asheville - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Radford vs. UNC Asheville - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (12-13) at Radford Highlanders (17-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dedmon Center)

The Line: Radford Highlanders -10 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (12-13, 6-8 CONF) and the Radford Highlanders (17-9, 12-2 CONF) will meet on Thursday, February 20th for a Big South Conference matchup at the Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA. The game will be played at 9:00 PM eastern time. 

UNC Asheville is coming off a 79-75 home win over Charleston Southern in their last game. That win makes it back-to-back victories for the Bulldogs, who have won three of their last five games overall. Radford is coming off a 73-60 road win over Campbell in their last game. Radford has now won seven games in a row and has been playing fantastic basketball during that span. 

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UNC Asheville scores 76.2 points per game on 46.2% FG shooting this season. The Bulldogs’ leading scorer is G Devon Baker who scores 16.8 PPG. UNC Asheville allows 75.2 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +1.0 scoring differential so far this season. UNC Asheville also earns 30.8 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 8.4 steals per game. 

Radford scores 71.5 points per game on 46.3% FG shooting this season. The Highlanders’ leading scorer is G Carlik Jones who averages 19.7 PPG. Radford gives up 65.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +5.8 point differential so far this season. Radford also earns 36.1 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 5.5 steals per game. 

UNC Asheville is 10-13 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last ten games. UNC Asheville is also 6-6 ATS on the road so far this season. Radford is 12-12 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Radford is also 1-7 ATS at home so far this season. UNC Asheville won the first meeting between these two teams, 80-67. 

Radford is on fire as of late, but UNC Asheville has not played poorly either. Asheville got the better of Radford in the first meeting between these two, so it is hard to take Radford when they have to lay double-digit points. I also cannot go against a Radford team that has won seven straight. I think the safest play is the under, as I think this game will be more of a defensive battle the second time around. 

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Ronald’s Pick Under 147.0

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