Richmond at UMass Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Richmond Spiders head to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has UMass as 2 point favorites.
Richmond heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-17. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 70.6 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. UMass has an overall record of 10-19. They are averaging 70.2 points per game and surrendering 72.9, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 12-17-0 against the spread this season
The Richmond Spiders are 17-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 12-17-0 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 16-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
11/27/18 G Nick Sherod Knee is out for season
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
03/05/19 G Curtis Cobb Foot is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Richmond
03/05/19 C Khalea Turner-Morris Knee is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Richmond
03/05/19 G Luwane Pipkins Hamstring is doubtful Wednesday vs Richmond
03/05/19 F Samba Diallo Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Richmond
Grant Golden comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Jacob Gilyard averages 16.6 points per contest in 37.0 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jonathan Laurent scores 9.4 points per contest while playing 22.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Carl Pierre averages 11.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Richmond averages 70.6 points per contest, which is 239th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 29.1 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 348th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 330th with 10.7 per game. The Spiders allow 70.8 points per contest, which is 165th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 317th and 210th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 129th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 248th in the nation with 70.2 points per contest this season. They are 206th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in the NCAA. They are 224th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 82nd in assists per game with 14.7. The Minutemen are 99th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Minutemen give up 72.9 points per game, which ranks them 216th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 251st and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 291st with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 52nd with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Minutemen are 67th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Spiders are 142nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 33rd. As a team they are 55th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 126th in Division 1. Richmond is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
UMass is 78th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Minutemen are 211th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 227th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 183rd. As a team they are 204th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 132nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Richmond/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Richmond +2
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