Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Richmond Spiders head to Mullins Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Richmond as 1 point favorites.
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The Spiders come into this game with an overall record of 17-11 and a road record of 6-5. They are 14-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Minutemen have an overall record of 14-15 and a home record of 11-6. They have an over/under record of 14-10 and they are 10-14 against the spread.
T.J. Cline comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Spiders. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. ShawnDre' Jones averages 16.9 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Richmond. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Donte Clark averages 13.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Rashaan Holloway averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Richmond averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 143rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 268th in the country. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 317th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 82nd with 12.1 per game. The Spiders allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 155th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in Division 1.
UMass averages 73.1 points per game this year which ranks them 165th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 199th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 144th and 35th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 315th with 14.9 per game. The Minutemen allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 110th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 185th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in college basketball.
The Spiders average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Spiders have an offensive rating of 103.9 and they assist on 62.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Richmond turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 21.1%. The Spiders give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Minutemen score 72.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.9 points per game. The Minutemen have a rating on offense of 98.8 and 61.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. UMass turns it over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Minutemen give up 67.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 14-9 against the spread
The Richmond Spiders are 13-11 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 10-14 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 14-10 against the over/under
Richmond Spiders Injuries
12/23/16 F Grant Golden Heart out indefinitely
UMass Minutemen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Richmond -1
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