Richmond Spiders vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (+7)
The Kentucky Wildcats (1-0) play the Richmond Spiders (1-0) at Rupp Arena on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Kentucky as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 145.
Richmond will take the court with a win-loss mark of 1-0 this year. They turn it over 12 times per game and as a group they are committing 11 fouls every game. As a team, Richmond is pulling down 35 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 16 dimes for the season, which is 149th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Spiders are hitting 29.2% on shots from distance (7 of 24) and 41.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 82.0 points per outing (73rd in D-1) while going 55.6% from the field. On defense, the Spiders are able to force 19 turnovers per game while drawing 14 personal fouls. They currently rank 182nd in the country in allowing assists with 11 relinquished on the season. The Spiders defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (25 of 58) and they concede 29.0 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 26.7% on shots from distance and they are 203rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.0).
The Richmond Spiders faced the Morehead State Eagles and took home the win by a score of 82-64 in their last contest. Richmond ended having earned a 55.6% FG percentage (35 of 63) and buried 7 out of their 24 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Spiders converted 5 of 12 tries for a rate of 41.7%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists in this game in addition to earning 8 steals and 3 blocks. When discussing defending, Richmond allowed the other team to go 55.6% from the floor on 35 of 63. Morehead State distributed 11 assists and 3 steals in the game. Additionally, the Eagles totaled 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Morehead State finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 6 of 9 shots. They also made 8 of 30 attempts from distance.
Blake Francis is one player who saw a lot of court time in this matchup. He recorded 13 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes played and also pulled down 4 boards. Francis finished shooting 45.5% from the field and totaled 5 assists. One more player that saw the court a lot in this game for the Spiders was Jacob Gilyard. He grabbed 5 rebounds and earned 5 assists. He went 46.2% from the field in this contest by connecting on 6-of-13 (13 points). Overall, Gilyard played for 33 min.
Kentucky has a win-loss mark of 1-0 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 55.9% from the field, which is 15th in college hoops. Kentucky has accounted for 81 pts for the season and they average 37 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 18 times per game (36th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 15 times per game. The Wildcats commit 18 fouls per contest and they hit 64.3% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats are ranked 128th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 45. The Kentucky defense allows 14.3% on 3-point shots (3 of 21) and their opposition knocks down 50.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 7.0 assists and 25.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 142nd and 135th in the nation. They are forcing 20.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 34.0% from the field (147th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kentucky Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 81-45 against the Morehead State Eagles. The Wildcats snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this contest. They blocked 6 tries while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Eagles committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 64.3%. When discussing 3-pointers, Kentucky buried 6 out of their 16 attempts (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats went 33 out of 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.9%. The Wildcats permitted the Eagles to make 17 of 50 tries from the field which left them shooting 34.0% for this contest. They finished 14.3% from downtown by going 3 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 16 at the charity stripe (50.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Kentucky permitted Morehead State to pull down 22 in total (9 offensive).
Brandon Boston ended up being a factor for the Wildcats for the game. He converted 7 out of 14 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 15 points. Boston grabbed 7 boards in his 33 mins and earned 3 assists in this matchup. Someone else that was important for Kentucky was Terrence Clarke. He ended up with 12 points in his 31 minutes played via 5 of 9 shooting in this game. Clarke ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field and also collecting 4 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Richmond (+7)
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