Richmond Spiders vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
The Dayton Flyers (23-9) welcome the Richmond Spiders (21-12) at Capital One Arena on Saturday.
The Richmond Spiders played VCU and went home with a win by a final score of 75-64 in their last contest. Richmond walked away from the contest having earned a 42.6% FG percentage (20 of 47) and buried 9 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Spiders knocked down 26 of their 32 tries for a percentage of 81.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 26 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to defending, Richmond allowed 49.0% from the floor on 25 out of 51 shooting. VCU distributed 11 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Additionally, VCU collected 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. VCU ended up going 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of their 9 attempts. They made 8 out of their 22 tries from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Spiders left the arena with 18 and VCU finished the game with 25 fouls.
Jacob Gilyard is one guy who came through for the contest. He ended up finishing with 32 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes but did not grab any boards. He went 52.9% from the field and also earned 3 dimes.
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Richmond steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 21-12 for the year. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest (151st in D-1) while connecting on 44.5% from the field. The Spiders are shooting 34.0% on three-point shots (275 of 810) and 72.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Richmond is grabbing 32.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 492 dimes this year, which has them ranked 35th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 9.9 times per game and as a team they commit 13.8 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Spiders are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.5 fouls. They concede 34.6% on shots from downtown while they are 168th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (68.6). The Spiders defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.5% (855 of 1,922) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 229th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 413 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-72 against UMass. When discussing rebounding, Dayton permitted UMass to snag 30 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 20 and ended up shooting 13 of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). The Flyers allowed UMass to convert 27 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.0% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Flyers finished the game shooting 26 out of 50 from the field which had them shooting 52.0%. In reference to shooting from distance, Dayton made 4 of their 16 tries (25.0%). They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 67.9%. UMass was called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Flyers to the free throw line for 28 shots. They gave up possession 9 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. The Flyers collected 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 29 in this contest.
DaRon Holmes II was important for the Flyers in this matchup. He made 12 of 15 for the contest for a rate of 80.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. He racked up 28 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this matchup.
Dayton has a mark of 23-9 for the campaign. The Flyers are committing 14.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 68.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.4 times per contest (81st in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. Dayton has scored 2,217 points for the campaign (69.3 per game) and they pull in 35.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Flyers are shooting 47.8% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in college hoops.
The Dayton defense allows 32.9% from downtown (215 of 654) and opponents are connecting on 71.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.0 assists and 28.9 total boards per game, which ranks them 131st and 4th in college hoops. The Flyers defensively are ranked 13th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 60.9. They are able to force 11.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (63rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Richmond
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