The Radford Highlanders (5-4) will try to build on a three-game home winning streak when they take on the Elon Phoenix (5-3) on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Dedmon Center. The matchup airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+. In this preview, we analyze the Radford vs. Elon odds and lines for this contest.

The matchup between the Highlanders and the Phoenix currently does not have a line set.

Radford is 5-1-1 against the spread this season compared to Elon’s 4-3-0 ATS record. The Highlanders have hit the over in four games, while Phoenix games have gone over five times.

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Radford vs. Elon prediction

Radford 79, Elon 71

Against the spread

  • Radford has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing twice.
  • Elon has covered four times in seven games with a spread this season.
  • The Highlanders average only 2.3 fewer points per game (74.7) than the Phoenix give up (77.0).
  • When Radford totals more than 77.0 points, it is 1-0-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • Elon is 2-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall when allowing fewer than 74.7 points.
  • The Phoenix put up 16.8 more points per game (84.1) than the Highlanders allow their opponents to score (67.3).
  • When it scores more than 67.3 points, Elon is 4-3 against the spread and 5-3 overall.
  • Radford’s record is 4-1-1 against the spread and 5-3 overall when it gives up fewer than 84.1 points.

Players to watch


  • DaQuan Smith averages 14.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 41.3% from the field and 39.6% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Justin Archer leads the Highlanders at 8.6 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.7 assists and 7.8 points.


  • TK Simpkins is the Phoenix’s top scorer (12.6 points per game) and assist man (2.3), and produces 4.9 rebounds.
  • Max Mackinnon is the Phoenix’s top rebounder (5.5 per game), and he contributes 12.3 points and 2.9 assists.
  • LA Pratt is the Phoenix’s top assist man (3.0 per game), and he produces 7.6 points and 2.5 rebounds.