Richmond at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Richmond Spiders travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has VCU as 10.5 point favorites.
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Richmond comes into this game with an overall record of 4-13. They currently have a point differential of -7.8 as they are averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. VCU has an overall mark of 11-7. They are averaging 78.1 points per contest and giving up 75.6, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 5-10 against the spread this season
The Richmond Spiders are 10-5 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 7-7 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
De'Monte Buckingham averages 12.7 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Grant Golden averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Justin Tillman averages 18.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spiders allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 251st in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 338th and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd, and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 287th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in college basketball. Richmond averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 314th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 315th in D-1. They average 29.9 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 345th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 260th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 261st and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 161st with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 133rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season. VCU is 96th in Division 1 with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 136th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 105th in the nation. They are 85th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 106th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Rams are 134th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Spiders are 300th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.2, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 316th. In terms of pace they are 299th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 239th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 127th in Division 1. Richmond is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 333rd in the nation.
VCU is 162nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 262nd in the nation. The Rams are 119th in the country in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 241st. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 129th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 162nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Richmond/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -10.5
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