Longwood vs Radford Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Radford (14-14) vs Longwood (17-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Dedmon Center)

Betting Odds: Radford +1.5 - Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Radford Highlanders will host the Longwood Lancers for a Big South matchup this Saturday from the Dedmon Center on ESPN+. Radford leads the current series, 29-10, but Longwood enters as narrow favorites, with the total hovering 141.5. Stay tuned for our Radford vs. Longwood Prediction. 

Longwood Lancers Rundown

Longwood moved to 17-11 after defeating N.C. Asheville in Farmville by five, 80-75. The Lancers marched back in the second half to beat the Bulldogs, and they’ll look to pin a fourth straight win here in Radford. LU is scoring 75.4 points per game, on 45.3% shooting, while allowing 60.4 ppg, and they’re currently 5th in the Big South with a 5-8 record in league play. 

Longwood’s X-Factors

  • Veteran guard Walton Napper led the way with 19 points in the win over DSU, and he leads Longwood in scoring (13.6) and assists (4.4).
  • Former McNeese State guard Johnathan Massie went for a season-high 20 points in the win over Lamar, and he’s second on the team at 12.2 ppg.
  • VA Beach native Michael Christmas has been consistent on the glass, and he leads the Lancers in rebounding (7.9), while scoring 11.5 ppg.

Radford Highlanders Rundown

Radford comes in at 14-14 after defeating Gardner Webb on the road, 94-70. The Highlanders used a strong start to cruise back to .500, and they’ll attempt to sweep their in-state does this Saturday. RU is scoring 75.8 points per game, on 47.1% shooting, while allowing 67.1 ppg, and they’re currently 8th in the Big South with a 4-9 record in conference play. The Highlanders are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 7-4 at home this season. 

Radford’s X-Factors

  • Chesapeake native Kenyon Giles has reached double figures in eight of the last ten games, and he leads RU in scoring (14.3).
  • Veteran guard Daquan Smith led the way with 19 points in the win over VMI, and he’s second on the team at 13.7 ppg.
  • Junior forward Justin Archer double-doubled in the Elon victory, and he leads the team in rebounding (8.6), while scoring (8.3). 

Longwood vs Radford Trends

  • LU is 12-13 against the spread, with a 14-11 O/U record
  • The Lancers are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 5-8 on the road this season. 
  • RU is 13-12 against the spread, with a 17-8-1 O/U record
  • The Highlanders are also 3-7 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 7-4 in Radford this season.

Longwood vs Radford Prediction

Both southern Virginia schools have been unable to get much going during Big South play, but this may be a spot to lean on the hosts, who have an opportunity to pull off the regional sweep. Radford has controlled the series over recent years, and if they can put an underwhelming month of basketball behind them for one Saturday, there’s a chance they can capitalize off of the energy in their building. This one may be contested throughout, but let’s roll with Radford as home underdogs for this in-state battle.

Corey’s Pick Radford TO WIN

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