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The Radford Highlanders (1-0) travel to John Paul Jones Arena to face off against No. 25 Virginia (0-1) on Friday night. Radford is looking to win its second straight game and improve to 2-0 on the season. The Cavaliers have their eyes set on securing their first victory of the year in front of their home crowd on Friday evening after being stunned by Navy in their opener. 

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Charlottesville, Va. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Cavaliers as 17.5-point favorites in the latest Virginia vs. Radford odds. The over-under for total points is set at 124. Before locking in any Radford vs. Virginia picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on UVA vs. Radford and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Radford vs. UVA:

  • Virginia vs. Radford spread: Virginia -17.5
  • Virginia vs. Radford over-under: 124 points
  • Virginia vs. Radford money line: Radford +850, Virginia -1600
  • UVA: Over is 9-3 in Cavaliers last 12 home games
  • RAD: Highlanders are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games   
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Why Virginia can cover

Junior guard Armaan Franklin, a transfer from Indiana, struggled in the season opener but is a knock-down shooter for Virginia. Last season at Indiana, Franklin shot a team-best 42.4 percent from 3-point range. His scoring also jumped 7.7 points as he averaged 11.4 points per game.

Senior forward Jayden Gardner, a transfer from East Carolina, led the team with 18 points and 10 boards in the season opener. Gardner was named to the American Athletic Conference First-Team in 2020 after averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds in 35.2 minutes. During the 2020-21 season, he scored 20 or more points in 10 games. 

Why Radford can cover

Radford came away victorious in its season opener and had five players score double-digits. Sophomore guard Camron McNeil, a transfer from Spartanburg Methodist, scored a team-high 17 points. He also finished with four rebounds and two assists while shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Senior guard Josiah Jeffers had 11 points, two rebounds, and three steals. Junior forward Rashun Williams, a transfer from South Florida, added 13 points, and four rebounds while shooting 3 of 5 from 3-point range. The Highlanders shot 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. 

How to make Radford vs. Virginia picks

The model is leaning over on the point total, projecting 128 combined points. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can get the model's pick only at SportsLine
So who wins UVA vs. Radford? And which side of the spread can you bank on in more than 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last four years, and find out.