Richmond at South Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Richmond Spiders travel to Mitchell Center to play the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has South Alabama as 2 point favorites.
Richmond heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 68.9 per game. South Alabama has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Richmond Spiders are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Important South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 5-5-0 against the spread
The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-7-1 against the over/under
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
11/27/18 G Nick Sherod Knee is out for season
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jacob Gilyard averages 14.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Grant Golden comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Josh Ajayi averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Rodrick Sikes averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spiders allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 310th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 156th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in the nation. Richmond averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 259th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 257th in D-1. They average 29.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 340th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jaguars surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 82nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 135th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 237th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jaguars are 245th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. South Alabama is 229th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 195th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 266th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 74th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Jaguars are 112th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Spiders are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 299th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 101st. As a team they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 108th in Division 1. Richmond is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
South Alabama is 80th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Jaguars have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 204th. They are 231st in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 141st. As a unit they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 69th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Richmond/South Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Alabama -2
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