Utah State Aggies vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Alumni Hall (Navy) in Annapolis, MD
Alumni Hall (Navy) is where the Richmond Spiders (14-9 last season) will try to defeat the Utah State Aggies (20-9 last year) on Friday.
The Utah State Aggies played the Texas Tech Red Raiders and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-53 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Aggies left the arena with 13 and the Red Raiders finished the game with 14 fouls. They also buried 7 of their 18 attempts from downtown. Texas Tech finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 6 of 8 attempts. Furthermore, Texas Tech snagged 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Texas Tech earned 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. With regard to the defense, Utah State allowed 41.9% from the field on 26 of 62 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 34 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Aggies knocked down 5 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Utah State finished the contest having earned a 44.0% field goal percentage (22 of 50) and converted 4 out of their 19 3-pointers.
Neemias Queta is one player who played a role for this game. He scored 11 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played 40 minutes and collected 13 rebounds. He went 62.5% from the floor and also recorded 6 dimes.
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Utah State comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 20-9 last season. They had an average of 72.6 pts per contest (136th in college basketball) while shooting 44.6% from the field. The Aggies connected on 33.2% on shots from downtown (185 of 557) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. As a group, Utah State grabbed 40.7 boards per game and racked up 469 assists over the course of last season, which was 12th in the nation in terms of passing. They lost possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest and as a unit committed 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on defense, the Aggies forced 13.7 turnovers per game and they drew 17.7 personal fouls. They were ranked 229th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 334 surrendered last year. The Aggies allowed a FG percentage of 39.0% (640 of 1,640) and they surrendered 30.4 boards per game as a team. They surrendered 33.3% on 3-point shots and they ranked 17th in college hoops in opponents PPG (62.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Richmond Spiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-67 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Spiders snagged 14 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 21 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 11 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs earned 18 fouls for this game which got the Spiders to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 60.9%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Richmond made 9 of their 23 attempts (39.1%). When the game finished, the Spiders went 22 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5%. The Spiders allowed the Bulldogs to make 23 out of their 46 tries from the field which left them shooting 50.0% for the matchup. They shot 35.3% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Richmond allowed Mississippi State to pull down 36 overall (8 offensive).
Jacob Gilyard ended up being a factor for the Spiders in the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 12 for the contest for a rate of 58.3%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 40 minutes on the court and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup.
Richmond had a record of 14-9 last season. The Spiders were responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls per contest and they shot 72.7% from the charity stripe. They dished out assists 14.2 times per game (99th in the country) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game. Richmond tallied 1,717 pts last season (74.7 per contest) and they grabbed 30.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Spiders shot 47.2% from the floor, which ranked them 50th in college basketball.
The Richmond defense gave up 31.6% on 3-point shots (148 of 468) and opponents converted on 69.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquished 12.0 assists and 35.0 boards per game, which had them ranked 99th and 181st in D-1. The Spiders were ranked 135th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.0. They were able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (289th in college hoops).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Richmond
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