VCU at Richmond College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The VCU Rams travel to Robins Center to play the Richmond Spiders on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Richmond as 1 point favorites.
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VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 14-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. Richmond has an overall record of 8-14. They are averaging 68.7 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 10-9 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 10-9 against the over/under this year
Important Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Richmond Spiders are 13-7 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
02/06/18 G De'Monte Buckingham Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Wednesday vs Va Commonwealth
01/24/18 F Solly Stansbury Left Team is out for season
Justin Tillman averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 13 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Grant Golden averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. De'Monte Buckingham averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 151st. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 168th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 102nd and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 147th with 13.6 per game. The Rams allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 256th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 257th and 150th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 268th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Richmond is 292nd in the country with 68.7 points per game this year. They are 181st in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 316th in college basketball. They are 340th in the nation in rebounding with 30.8 boards per game, and 92nd in assists per contest with 15.0. The Spiders are 281st in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Spiders surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 220th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 317th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 232nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spiders are 206th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Rams are 223rd in the country in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 130th. They are 105th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 152nd. As a unit they are 157th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in D-1. VCU is 186th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 242nd in the country.
Richmond is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 309th in Division 1. The Spiders are 277th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 282nd. They are 273rd in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 206th. As a unit they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Richmond college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Richmond -1
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