Richmond Spiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (+8)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-1) play the Richmond Spiders (4-0) at WVU Coliseum on Sunday. Richmond opens this contest as 8-point dogs. The over/under opens at 147.
Richmond heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-0 on the year. They are averaging 78.3 points per contest (106th in the country) while hitting 49.0% from the field. The Spiders are connecting on 34.1% on shots from distance (30 of 88) and 67.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Richmond is pulling down 34.3 rebounds per contest and has 62 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 121st in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game and as a team are committing 16.0 personal fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Spiders are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 24.7% on shots from distance and they are 120th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (67.0). The Spiders are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.9% (101 of 241) and they concede 39.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 101st in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 40 conceded on the year.
The Richmond Spiders faced off with the UNI Panthers and went home with a win by a final score of 78-68 in their last game. Richmond ended having earned a 49.2% FG percentage (29 of 59) and made 8 of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Spiders knocked down 12 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup while earning 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. In reference to defending, Richmond allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the field on 29 of 59. UNI distributed 10 dimes and 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Panthers snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. UNI finished shooting 61.1% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 18 tries. They made 3 of their 19 shots from distance.
Jacob Gilyard is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He had 12 points on 3 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. Gilyard went 37.5% from the floor and earned 11 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Spiders was Tyler Burton. He collected 13 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He went 77.8% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 7-of-9 (21 points). Overall, Burton played for 37 min.
West Virginia has a win-loss record of 4-1 so far this year. The Mountaineers have committed 17.4 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.4 times per game (181st in the country) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per contest. West Virginia has accounted for 389 points so far this year (77.8 per game) and they pull in 41.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Mountaineers are hitting on 40.4% from the floor, which ranks 287th in the nation. The Mountaineers defensively are ranked 190th in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.8. They have given up 14.6 dimes and 35.8 boards per contest, ranking them 230th and 163rd in college hoops. The West Virginia defense gives up 28.2% on shots from distance (29 of 103) and their opponents are making 69.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (166th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the West Virginia Mountaineers went home victorious with a score of 80-71 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Mountaineers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this contest. They stuffed 2 tries while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Hoyas were called for 24 personal fouls in this game which took the Mountaineers to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to convert 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to shooting from downtown, West Virginia made 6 of their 17 tries (35.3%). In all, the Mountaineers ended up shooting 26 for 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.6%. The Mountaineers permitted the Hoyas to convert 25 of 62 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.3% for the contest. They shot 36.7% from distance by shooting 11 out of 30 and finished the game at 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In the matter of attacking the glass, West Virginia permitted Georgetown to collect 41 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Emmitt Matthews ended up having an impact for the Mountaineers in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 45.5%, which earned him 13 points. Matthews snagged 4 boards in his 35 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for West Virginia was Miles McBride. He was able to score 17 points in his 34 minutes played via 5 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. McBride walked away from this one going 55.6% from the field while also totaling 7 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Virginia (-8)
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