UNI Panthers vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNI Panthers vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: UNI (+8.5)
The Richmond Spiders (3-0) host the UNI Panthers (1-3) at Robins Center on Wednesday. Richmond opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The total opens at 150.5.
UNI enters this contest with a win-loss record of 1-3 on the season. The Panthers are connecting on 42.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (51 of 119) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 80.0 points per outing (79th in D-1) while connecting on 46.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, UNI is pulling in 32.8 boards per contest and has earned 54 assists so far this year, which ranks 114th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Panthers have forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 172nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 45 conceded this season. The Panthers are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.7% (102 of 239) and they concede 38.3 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 26.4% on shots from distance while they are 194th in D-1 in points per game allowed (73.5).
The UNI Panthers stepped onto the hardwood against the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees and walked away with a win by a score of 98-53 in their last contest. UNI walked away from the game having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (38 out of 73) and buried 10 of 27 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Panthers knocked down 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest in addition to getting 12 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defending, UNI allowed the other team to go 52.1% from the floor on 38 of 73. St. Ambrose dished out 9 assists and 5 steals for the game. Moreover, the Fighting Bees snagged 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 rejections. St. Ambrose finished the contest at 62.5% at the free throw line by burying 5 of their 8 shots. They converted 2 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point land.
Trae Berhow is one guy who had an impact for the game. He racked up 19 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He played 25 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. Berhow walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Panthers was Noah Carter. He snagged 4 boards and also had 2 dimes. He shot 54.5% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-11 (17 points). When the game finished, Carter was on the court for 25 min.
Richmond has a win-loss record of 3-0 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spiders are shooting 48.9% from the field, which is ranked 114th in the nation. Richmond has scored 235 points on the season (78.3 per contest) and they collect 32.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per game (119th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.3 times per contest. The Spiders are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game and they go 63.0% from the free throw line. The Spiders on the defensive end are ranked 114th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 66.7. They are forcing 18.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (126th in college hoops). The Richmond defense surrenders 27.0% on 3-pointers (20 of 74) and their opponents are converting on 60.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 10.0 assists and 41.3 boards per game, which is ranked 56th and 268th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Richmond Spiders walked away with a victory by a final of 77-72 against the Wofford Terriers. The Spiders snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 for the contest. They blocked 3 attempts while getting 7 steals in the game. The Terriers committed 19 personal fouls in this contest which took the Spiders to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a rate of 65.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Richmond made 8 of 18 attempts (44.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Spiders shot 28 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3%. The Spiders allowed the Terriers to bury 27 of 61 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 44.3% for this game. They went 35.3% from distance by shooting 12 out of 34 and finished the contest at 6 of 11 at the free throw line (54.5%). In regard to rebounding, Richmond allowed Wofford to grab 39 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Jacob Gilyard ended up being a major contributor for the Spiders for the matchup. He buried 6 of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 42.9%, which got him 18 points. Gilyard collected 5 boards in his 38 minutes and added 6 dimes in this game. An additional guy that played a role for Richmond was Tyler Burton. He ended up finishing with 12 points in his 28 minutes played by way of 4 of 8 shooting for the game. Burton walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNI (+8.5)
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