Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 3/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (+10)
KeyBank Center is the site where the Iowa Hawkeyes (26-9) will play the Richmond Spiders (23-12) on Thursday. Iowa opens this matchup as 10-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 150.5.
The Richmond Spiders faced off with Davidson and earned the victory with a final of 64-62 in their last contest. Richmond wrapped up the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (22 out of 51) and converted 5 of 16 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Spiders converted 15 of 18 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 30 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. When discussing the defense, Richmond allowed the other team to go 37.3% from the field on 19 of 51 shooting. Davidson doled out 12 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, Davidson collected 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Davidson finished shooting 88.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 17 tries. They buried 9 out of their 27 attempts from long range. In regard to fouls, the Spiders ended up finishing with 17 while Davidson accumulated 16 fouls.
Jacob Gilyard is a guy who played a role in this game. He finished the contest at 52.9% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and also collected 4 boards. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 out of 17 shooting.
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Richmond heads into this contest with a record of 23-12 on the year. They turn it over 9.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 13.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Richmond is grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 513 dimes this year, which is 21st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Spiders are hitting 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (284 of 842) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They average 71.7 points per game (158th in the nation) while shooting 44.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spiders are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 15.5 fouls. They are surrendering 34.3% on 3-pointers and they are 155th in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.3). The Spiders defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.4% (899 of 2,027) and they surrender 35.4 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 285th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 438 conceded for the campaign.
For their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 75-66 when they played Purdue. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Iowa permitted Purdue to grab 44 in total (17 offensive). They shot 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 of 20 and finished the game at 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Hawkeyes allowed Purdue to convert 25 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4% in this game. When the game finished, the Hawkeyes shot 26 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. In terms of 3-pointers, Iowa knocked down 8 of 28 tries (28.6%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 65.2%. Purdue committed 22 fouls for the game which took the Hawkeyes to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 13 steals in this game. The Hawkeyes were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Keegan Murray pitched in for the Hawkeyes for this game. He totaled 19 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this game. He converted 6 of 16 in the game for a field goal rate of 37.5%, and accounted for 11 rebounds.
Iowa has a record of 26-9 this season. The Hawkeyes commit 16.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.1 times per game (20th in Division 1) and they turn it over 9.2 times per contest. Iowa has scored 2,932 pts on the campaign (83.8 per game) and they grab 37.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawkeyes are shooting 46.4% from the field, which ranks 52nd in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes on the defensive side of the court are 243rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.3. They are able to force 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (210th in college basketball). The Iowa defense surrenders 32.9% on 3-pointers (254 of 771) and opponents are connecting on 70.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.4 dimes and 35.9 boards every game, which ranks 301st and 253rd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa (-10)
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