Richmond Spiders vs William & Mary Tribe Prediction, 4/10/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs William & Mary Tribe
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Walter J. Zable Stadium at Cary Field in Williamsburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (-7)
Walter J. Zable Stadium at Cary Field is the venue where and the William & Mary Tribe (1-2) will play the Richmond Spiders (3-0) on Saturday. Richmond opens this game as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 45.5.
The last time they took the field the Spiders played the Elon Phoenix and ended up getting the victory by a score of 31-17. Joe Mancuso went 21/35 with 251 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Aaron Dykes paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 21 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 70 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per run. Leroy Henley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 88 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception in the game. The Richmond Spiders ended up rushing 33 times and racked up 192 yards giving them an average of 5.8 yards per carry. On the day, they finished with a total of 69 plays which gave them a total of 450 yards. For the game, the Spiders racked up 22 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 65 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Richmond allowed 20 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. On the ground, the Spiders allowed 30 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 1.3 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 243 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
When talking about scoring, the Richmond Spiders are averaging 30.0 PPG. Richmond has a tally of 90 points and a total of 12 touchdowns, while sporting an average of 34:27 minutes of ball control per contest. When it comes to getting first downs, Richmond has earned 27 first downs via the pass and 32 first downs via the ground.
In their last contest the Tribe faced the James Madison Dukes and lost 38-10. Elijah Burns led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 39 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 3.0 yards per tote. Cole Blackman led the team in receiving yardage by earning 39 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 9.8 yards per catch for the game. Ted Hefter went 13/20 with 128 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The William & Mary Tribe ran the ball 26 times and earned 60 yards earning them an average of 2.3 yards per carry. Overall, the Tribe totaled 10 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 25 yards. For the game, they ran 46 plays which added up to 188 yards.
In terms of defense, William & Mary gave up 16 completions on 24 throws for a total of 220 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 474 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Tribe gave up 254 yards on 43 runs which is an average of 5.9 yards per run allowed.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Tribe put up an average of 18.3 points per outing. Recording an average of 37:57 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Tribe have accumulated 7 touchdowns in addition to 55 points for the season. They have accumulated 16 first downs by way of the rush and 24 first downs via the pass for the season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take William & Mary (+7)
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