Longwood Lancers vs Radford Highlanders Prediction, 12/14/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Longwood Lancers vs Radford Highlanders
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: Donald N. Dedmon Center in Radford, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Longwood (+4.5)
Donald N. Dedmon Center is the venue where and the Radford Highlanders (1-4) will take on the Longwood Lancers (1-3) on Monday. Radford opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 129.5.
Longwood comes into this matchup with a mark of 1-3 for the season. They currently have an average of 68.0 points per game (233rd in college hoops) while connecting on 46.1% from the floor. The Lancers are connecting on 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (31 of 93) and 63.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Longwood is grabbing 34.8 boards per game and has racked up 52 assists for the year, which has them ranked 210th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 17.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.5 fouls every game. On defense, the Lancers have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. The Lancers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (101 of 220) and they concede 31.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 91st in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 42 surrendered for the campaign. They are relinquishing 32.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 174th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.5).
The Longwood Lancers faced off with the North Carolina A&T Aggies and took home the win by a score of 77-60 in their last game. Longwood finished the game with a 52.6% FG percentage (30 out of 57) and converted 11 out of their 26 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lancers converted 6 of their 8 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 18 assists in the game as well as getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. In terms of defense, Longwood let their opponent shoot 52.6% from the field on 30 of 57. North Carolina A&T recorded 10 dimes and 9 steals in the game. Additionally, the Aggies grabbed 19 boards (4 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. North Carolina A&T finished shooting 69.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of their 13 shots. They also made 7 of their 24 tries from 3-point range.
Juan Munoz is someone who was important in this game. He accounted for 13 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Munoz finished the contest at 41.7% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the matchup for the Lancers was Christian Wilson. He snagged 3 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 55.6% from the floor for the game by hitting 5-of-9 (15 points). When the game finished, Wilson saw the court for 26 min.
Radford has a record of 1-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Highlanders are shooting 42.3% from the floor, which is 257th in college basketball. Radford has earned 323 pts on the season (64.6 per contest) and they grab 39.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 11.8 times per game (257th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per game. The Highlanders commit 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 62.1% from the charity stripe. The Highlanders on defense are ranked 57th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 62.8. They are able to force 11.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (83rd in college basketball). The Radford defense surrenders 36.3% from downtown (37 of 102) and opponents are knocking down 73.6% of their foul shots. They give up 11.2 assists and 32.0 boards per game, which is 90th and 68th in college hoops.
When they last played, the Radford Highlanders went home victorious with a score of 98-50 when they faced the Mars Hill Lions. The Highlanders pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this game. They turned away 5 shots while recording 10 steals in this game. The Lions were called for 16 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Highlanders to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a clip of 58.8%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Radford knocked down 8 of 19 tries (42.1%). In all, the Highlanders went 40 for 72 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.6%. The Highlanders allowed the Lions to convert 19 of their 63 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.2% in this matchup. They shot 26.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 out of 19 and finished the contest at 7 out of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Radford permitted Mars Hill to get 27 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Josiah Jeffers was important for the Highlanders for the matchup. He made 5 out of 9 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which gave him 11 points. Jeffers pulled down 4 boards in his 22 minutes played and accumulated 4 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Radford was Lewis Djonkam. He scored 16 points in his 16 minutes on the court via 8 out of 10 shooting in the matchup. Djonkam walked away from this one going 80.0% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Radford (-4.5) and over 129.5 points
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