Richmond Spiders vs Drake Bulldogs Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Drake Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: The Knapp Center in Des Moines, IA
The Richmond Spiders (2-1) are headed to The Knapp Center on Saturday where they will take on the Drake Bulldogs (2-0).
The Richmond Spiders played Georgia State and notched a win by a score of 94-78 in their last game. Richmond walked away from the contest with a 61.1% field goal percentage (33 out of 54) and knocked down 16 of their 29 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spiders converted 12 of their 21 shots for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. With respect to the defense, Richmond allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 29 out of 65 shooting. Georgia State recorded 11 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. On top of that, Georgia State totaled 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Georgia State finished the game at 50.0% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 20 shots. They knocked down 10 of their 23 tries from beyond the arc. In reference to personal fouls, the Spiders ended up finishing with 20 and Georgia State recorded 19 personal fouls.
Tyler Burton is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He recorded 20 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played 31 mins and snagged 8 boards. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Richmond heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1 this year. They average 79.3 points per contest (113th in D-1) while shooting 46.9% from the field. The Spiders are connecting on 40.4% on shots from distance (36 of 89) and 63.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Richmond is pulling in 32.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 57 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 54th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 9.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Spiders are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. They are 265th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 44 conceded on the year. The Spiders defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (83 of 179) and they relinquish 38.7 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 40.3% on shots from distance and they are ranked 266th in the nation in opponents PPG (74.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Drake Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 99-50 when they faced South Dakota. When talking about team rebounding, Drake allowed South Dakota to grab 25 in all (7 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 23.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the contest at 16 out of 26 at the charity stripe (61.5%). The Bulldogs allowed South Dakota to knock down 15 of 49 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 30.6% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 32 out of 59 from the floor which had them at 54.2%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Drake buried 12 of their 24 tries (50.0%). They were able to convert 23 of the free throws for a rate of 76.7%. South Dakota had 24 fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 10 steals in this game. The Bulldogs recorded 31 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 43 in this contest.
Tremell Murphy was important for the Bulldogs for this contest. He converted 3 of 5 for the contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He scored 13 points in his 20 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist in this contest.
Drake has a mark of 2-0 so far this year. The Bulldogs are committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per contest (106th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Drake has 186 pts this season (93.0 per contest) and they average 38.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 53.5% from the floor, which is 14th in D-1.
The Drake defense surrenders 29.4% on three-point shots (10 of 34) and opponents are knocking down 58.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 7.0 dimes and 27.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 13th and 10th in those categories. The Bulldogs are ranked 23rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 55.5. They are forcing 17.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.7% from the field (75th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Drake
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