The Radford Highlanders will battle the San Jose State Spartans on Monday in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational. San Jose State (21-13) is the #2 seed in this tournament, and they easily handled Southern Indiana in the first round, coming away with a 77-52 win. Radford (20-14) is the #10 seed, and they defeated Tarleton in overtime in the first round, 72-70, sealed by a go-ahead jumper by senior Souleymane Koureissi. Both teams have enjoyed solid seasons thus far, and they’ll look to fight off elimination this afternoon in Dayton Beach.
San Jose State Spartans vs. Radford Highlanders Betting Odds
|San Jose State||-6.5 (-110)||Over 125 (-110)||-280|
|Radford||+6.5 (-110)||Under 125 (-110)||+235|
San Jose State Spartans vs. Radford Highlanders Match Details
Fixture: San Jose State Spartans vs. Radford Highlanders
Date & Time: Monday, March 20, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL
San Jose State Spartans vs. Radford Highlanders Key Stats
San Jose State has had a lot of success this year, and a lot of credit has to go to junior guard Omari Moore, who leads the team in scoring (17.4 PPG) and assisting (4.8 APG). Moore tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, and six assists against Southern Indiana, but it was sophomore Alvaro Cardenas who paced the Spartans in scoring with 22 points on 13 shots. Overall. SJSU is an average offensive team, but their ability to outrebound opponents consistently on both ends of the floor has been huge for that. Three players average over six rebounds, and today they’ll need to play to their strengths to clinch their place in the semifinal.
Radford is an above-average offensive team, and over their last five, they’re shooting 47.8% from the field. Daquan Smith leads the way with 14.0 points, and last game, he put up 20 points against Tarelton on just 15 shots. Where Radford struggles at times is their defense, as they simply can’t get stops at times. Today, the Highlanders are sizeable underdogs, but they have enough offensive firepower to get hot and possibly pull another upset.
San Jose State Spartans vs. Radford Highlanders Betting Prediction
San Jose State has done really well against the spread this year, and as a favorite, they’re 9-2 ATS. The Spartans are more talented, and Radford limped to the end of the regular season, so there is a decent possibility that SJSU will blow out their opponents tonight. San Jose State has consistently covered the spread this year, and they’re coming off an easy 25-point win, so back them to win and cover here.