Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 3/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's (+14.5)
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-14) are headed to Robins Center on Monday where they'll meet the Richmond Spiders (13-6). The spread on this game has Richmond as 14.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 155.
Saint Joseph's heads into this game with a mark of 3-14 on the campaign. They average 72.3 points per outing (156th in Division 1) while shooting 41.4% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 31.4% on 3-point shots (163 of 519) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Saint Joseph's is grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 254 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 225th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.9 fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. The Hawks are giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (508 of 1,084) and they relinquish 41.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 235th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 293 relinquished for the year. They give up 35.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 343rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (83.1).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks took the court against the Dayton Flyers and went home with a win by a final score of 97-84 in their last contest. Saint Joseph's finished the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (31 out of 64) and made 18 out of their 42 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks made 17 of 19 tries for a rate of 89.5%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 dimes in the matchup while creating 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When it comes to the defense, Saint Joseph's allowed their opponent to shoot 52.5% from the floor on 32 out of 61 shooting. Dayton recorded 12 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, Dayton totaled 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Dayton shot 76.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of their 13 attempts. They also knocked down 10 of 0 tries from beyond the arc.
Taylor Funk is someone who had an impact in the game. He finished with 36 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and totaled 6 boards. Funk ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Hawks was Ryan Daly. He pulled down 7 rebounds in 39 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the floor for the game by going 9-of-19 (25 points). When all was said and done, Daly accounted for 4 assists.
Richmond has a mark of 13-6 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Spiders are connecting on 48.0% from the field, which has them ranked 42nd in college basketball. Richmond has earned 1,439 points this year (75.7 per game) and they average 29.9 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.1 times per game (68th in Division 1) and they turn it over 10.2 times per game. The Spiders have committed 15.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.1% from the charity stripe. The Spiders on defense are ranked 140th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 68.9. They have given up 12.1 dimes and 34.7 boards per contest, which is ranked 108th and 167th in those defensive categories. The Richmond defense concedes 32.1% from downtown (121 of 377) and opponents are connecting on 67.9% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (305th in D-1).
For their last game, the Richmond Spiders took a defeat with a final score of 72-67 against the Saint Louis Billikens. The Spiders were able to pull down 16 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 18 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 10 steals for the game. The Billikens were called for 12 personal fouls for this game which took the Spiders to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.7%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Richmond buried 10 of 20 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spiders walked away from this one shooting 23 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 44.2%. The Spiders permitted the Billikens to knock down 28 of their 54 attempts from the field which had them at 51.9% for this game. They finished shooting 54.5% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 11 and ended up going 10 out of 19 from the free throw line (52.6%). When discussing team rebounding, Richmond permitted Saint Louis to get 41 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Blake Francis was important for the Spiders for the contest. He buried 9 of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Francis earned 24 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and accumulated 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that was important for Richmond was Nathan Cayo. He ended up with 1 assist in 33 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 3 of 9 from the floor. Cayo ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor as well as contributing 10 points and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (+14.5)
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