Hofstra Pride vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hofstra Pride vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hofstra (+13)
Robins Center is the venue where and the Richmond Spiders (6-1) will take on the Hofstra Pride (3-3) on Tuesday. The line on this game has Richmond as 13-point favorites. The O/U is set at 150.5.
Hofstra enters this game with a win-loss mark of 3-3 on the year. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Hofstra is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 77 dimes on the season, which is 183rd in the country in terms of passing. The Pride are connecting on 29.1% on shots from downtown (46 of 158) and 71.3% from the charity stripe. They average 73.3 points per contest (170th in the nation) while hitting 41.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pride are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. The Pride are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (158 of 372) and they surrender 38.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 244th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 94 conceded for the season. They concede 36.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 240th in college hoops in opponents points per game (73.7).
The Hofstra Pride took the court against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-69 in their last contest. Hofstra wrapped up the game having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and converted 9 out of their 30 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pride buried 12 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 13 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 4 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, Hofstra allowed the other team to shoot 39.3% from the field on 24 of 61. St. Bonaventure doled out 19 dimes and 4 steals in this game. In addition, the Bonnies grabbed 42 boards (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. St. Bonaventure finished the game shooting 76.9% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 13 shots. They converted 7 out of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Ray is a player who played a role for this game. He accumulated 28 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 39 minutes played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Ray finished 47.4% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Pride was Isaac Kante. He pulled down 13 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up going 60.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Kante played 33 min.
Richmond has a mark of 6-1 this season. Richmond has 537 pts on the campaign (76.7 per game) and they collect 32.1 rebounds per game. The Spiders are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per game and they connect on 69.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spiders are hitting on 49.4% from the floor, which ranks them 66th in Division 1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.1 times per game (145th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. The Spiders on the defensive end are ranked 187th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.7. They surrender 12.9 assists and 36.4 rebounds every game, which ranks them 178th and 214th in college hoops. The Richmond defense concedes 29.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (46 of 155) and their opponents are making 64.7% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (242nd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Richmond Spiders got the victory with a final of 75-73 against the Loyola Ramblers. The Spiders were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the contest. They blocked 2 attempts while earning 12 steals in this matchup. The Ramblers committed 19 fouls for this contest which took the Spiders to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of those for a rate of 78.9%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Richmond knocked down 6 of their 12 attempts (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Spiders finished shooting 27 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.9%. The Spiders permitted the Ramblers to make 26 of their 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.3% for this game. They went 34.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 26 and ended up going 12 of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of team rebounding, Richmond allowed Loyola to grab 28 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Blake Francis ended up being important for the Spiders for this game. He made 9 out of 17 in this matchup for a rate of 52.9%, which had him finishing with 27 points. Francis collected 3 boards in his 39 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes in this contest. Another guy that ended up being a major factor for Richmond was Jacob Gilyard. He ended up walking away with 19 points in his 39 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Gilyard ended the game having shot 46.2% from the floor while also earning 3 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Richmond (-13)
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