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College Basketball Matchup - West Virginia Mountaineers Radford Highlanders Odds Preview

Radford HighlandersWest Virginia Mountaineers
Dec 22, 4:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Radford Highlanders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD5-5

WVU Colliseum will host West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Radford Highlanders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Mountaineers are 5-5 so far on the season, and 2-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen West Virginia go 3-6 and the Highlanders go 0-0 on the totals.

View Radford vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 42 and the Highlanders sitting at No. 280. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-69 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 184 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 47 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 284-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Radford rates No. 183 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Radford features the nation's No. 156-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Radford, they were a 68-52 loser as they battled Charlotte on the road. Javonte Green scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 68-52 to Charlotte at Dale F. Halton Arena on Wednesday).

West Virginia was a 76-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oakland. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. West Virginia earned a 76-71 victory over Oakland on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Aaric Murray at WVU Colliseum.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Highlanders at Mountaineers trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Radford home to Central Penn College, Saturday, December 29
West Virginia home to Eastern Kentucky, Sunday, December 30

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