Richmond Spiders vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (+2)
The Richmond Spiders (6-2) go to John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Davidson Wildcats (5-3). The odds on this contest have Davidson as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 143.
Richmond will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-2 this year. They average 76.0 points per contest (124th in Division 1) while hitting 49.6% from the field. The Spiders are hitting 33.3% on three-point attempts (55 of 165) and 67.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Richmond is grabbing 31.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 117 assists so far this year, which is 95th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Spiders are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.3 fouls. They give up 32.0% on 3-pointers while they are 205th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (71.4). The Spiders are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.4% (216 of 466) and they relinquish 35.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 226th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 100 surrendered for the year.
The Richmond Spiders played the Hofstra Pride and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-71 in their last contest. Richmond ended having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and buried 7 out of their 24 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Spiders made 6 of 13 shots for a percentage of 46.2%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 23 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 18 assists in this matchup while getting 6 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defending, Richmond allowed 50.9% from the field on 29 out of 57 shooting. Hofstra earned 10 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. In addition, the Pride grabbed 27 boards (3 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Hofstra went 53.3% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 15 shots. They made 10 of 20 attempts from beyond the arc.
Tyler Burton is a player who was a major factor for this game. He totaled 15 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played for 31 mins and also collected 7 boards. Burton finished the contest at 58.3% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Spiders was Grant Golden. He collected 2 rebounds and also accumulated 5 dimes. He finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor for the contest by going 7-of-11 (15 points). When all was said and done, Golden saw the court for 28 minutes.
Davidson has a win-loss mark of 5-3 for the season. Davidson has 578 pts so far this year (72.3 per game) and they pull in 35.8 boards per game. The Wildcats have committed 17.1 fouls per game and they go 71.4% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 46.4% from the field, which ranks them 125th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (155th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 80th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.8. The Davidson defense concedes 29.9% on 3-point attempts (52 of 174) and their opposition knocks down 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 10.0 assists and 29.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 34th and 24th in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the floor (198th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 85-65 when they played the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Wildcats were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 44 in the matchup. They also stuffed 3 shots while recording 5 steals in the game. The Commodores were called for 26 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 38 shots. They were able to make 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.8%. Concerning three-point attempts, Davidson buried 10 out of 28 attempts (35.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats ended up shooting 25 for 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. The Wildcats allowed the Commodores to bury 23 of their 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 39.7% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 31.4% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 35 and finished the contest at 8 of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). In reference to rebounding, Davidson permitted Vanderbilt to collect 24 in total (4 offensive).
Hyunjung Lee ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the matchup. He buried 6 out of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which got him 23 points. Lee totaled 6 boards in his 28 mins and added 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Davidson was Carter Collins. He ended up with 22 points in his 34 minutes played via 5 of 9 shooting for this game. Collins ended up shooting 55.6% from the field as well as totaling 3 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Davidson (-2)
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