Radford Highlanders vs VCU Rams Prediction, 12/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Radford Highlanders vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Radford Highlanders (6-4) are traveling to Stuart C. Siegel Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the VCU Rams (6-4).
The Radford Highlanders took the court against VMI and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-74 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Highlanders finished with 16 while VMI totaled 8 fouls. They buried 11 out of their 20 tries from downtown. VMI finished the game shooting 70.6% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of 17 shots. Moreover, VMI pulled down 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. VMI recorded 13 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Concerning defending, Radford allowed the other team to shoot 57.4% from the field on 27 out of 47 shooting. They also recorded 17 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 22 with 6 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Highlanders converted 4 of 8 shots for a rate of 50.0%. Radford finished having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (30 of 60) and made 10 out of their 23 three-point attempts.
Kenyon Giles is someone who was important in the game. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He played 25 minutes and collected 1 rebound. He accounted for 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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Radford will enter this contest with a mark of 6-4 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.9 fouls per game. As a team, Radford is collecting 33.5 boards per contest and has earned 134 dimes for the season, which is 202nd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Highlanders are connecting on 37.4% on shots from distance (74 of 198) and 68.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.1 pts per contest (96th in the nation) while connecting on 49.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Highlanders are forcing 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 96th in college basketball in giving up assists with 111 conceded this year. The Highlanders defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.4% (239 of 551) and they surrender 31.7 boards per contest as a team. They surrender 33.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 111th in the country in points per game allowed (65.9).
For their last game, the VCU Rams took a loss by a score of 73-70 when they faced Howard. The Rams corralled 21 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the matchup. They also gave up possession 13 times, while earning 12 steals in the matchup. Howard earned 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 63.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, VCU converted 5 out of 21 tries (23.8%). When all was said and done, the Rams shot 24 out of 52 from the field which had them shooting 46.2%. The Rams allowed Howard to bury 23 of their 51 tries from the field which left them shooting 45.1% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 out of 18 and finished the game at 18 of 20 at the free throw line (90.0%). Concerning team rebounding, VCU permitted Howard to snag 34 in total (5 offensive).
Brandon Johns Jr pitched in for the Rams for the contest. He recorded 16 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the game. He made 5 of 10 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
VCU has a mark of 6-4 for the campaign. The Rams are committing 17.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 68.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.2 times per contest (349th in the country) and they turn it over 15.7 times per game. VCU has scored 658 pts for the year (65.8 per contest) and they pull down 32.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are connecting on 41.2% from the floor, which is ranked 320th in college basketball.
The VCU defense allows 33.2% on 3-point attempts (61 of 184) and their opposition makes 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.0 dimes and 35.3 boards per contest, which is ranked 153rd and 238th in the nation. The Rams on the defensive side of the court are 88th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 64.4. They are able to force 17.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (142nd in the nation).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Radford
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