Richmond at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Richmond Spiders travel to Silvio Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
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Richmond comes into this game with an overall record of 2-9. They currently have a point differential of -11.9 as they are averaging 65.2 points per game while giving up 77.1 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 2-7 against the spread this season
The Richmond Spiders are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
12/22/17 G Joe Kirby Neck is "?" Saturday vs Boston College
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Grant Golden averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. De'Monte Buckingham averages 13.6 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jerome Robinson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Ky Bowman averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Richmond averages 65.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 316th in the country. They average 28.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 349th and 188th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.4 per game. The Spiders allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in Division 1. They also allow a 52% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 350th and 332nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 228th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 304th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 116th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 135th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 141st in college basketball. They are 13th in the nation in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 175th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Eagles are 170th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Eagles surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 88th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 127th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 96th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 94th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Spiders are 322nd in the nation in offensive rating with 94.5, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 319th. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 279th. As a team they are 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. Richmond is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 59%, which is 345th in the nation.
Boston College is 185th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 106th in the nation. The Eagles are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 123rd. In terms of pace they are 211th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 136th. As a team they are 142nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 178th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Richmond/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College
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