Richmond Spiders vs VCU Rams Prediction, 2/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs VCU Rams
Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
The VCU Rams (17-7) will try to defeat the Richmond Spiders (17-9) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Friday.
The Richmond Spiders stepped onto the hardwood against La Salle and notched a win by a score of 77-63 in their last contest. Richmond wrapped up the game having earned a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 of 55) and made 7 out of their 18 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Spiders made 18 of 22 tries for a rate of 81.8%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 17 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to defending, Richmond allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. La Salle dished out 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, La Salle snagged 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. La Salle finished the contest at 69.2% at the free throw line by making 9 of their 13 shots. They made 8 of 23 attempts from downtown. When talking about fouls, the Spiders finished with 9 while La Salle accumulated 23 fouls.
Jacob Gilyard is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He scored 11 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor and totaled 5 assists.
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Richmond comes into this contest with a mark of 17-9 this season. They average 73.5 points per contest (120th in college basketball) while shooting 44.9% from the field. The Spiders are hitting 34.3% on shots from downtown (227 of 662) and 71.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Richmond is snagging 33.0 boards per contest and has earned 411 assists on the campaign, which ranks 28th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 9.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 13.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Spiders are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 15.2 fouls. They relinquish 35.6% from 3-point land and they rank 187th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.2). The Spiders defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.3% (674 of 1,521) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 255th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 340 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the VCU Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 66-61 when they faced Fordham. Concerning team rebounding, VCU allowed Fordham to snag 31 in total (10 offensive). They finished 16.7% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 24 and ended up shooting 21 of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Rams allowed Fordham to make 18 of 55 attempts from the floor which had them at 32.7% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Rams shot 26 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, VCU made 4 out of their 8 tries (50.0%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Fordham earned 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Rams were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 28 for this game.
KeShawn Curry ended up having an impact for the Rams in the game. He made 7 out of 11 in this game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 26 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the game.
VCU has a win-loss record of 17-7 for the year. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 45.2% from the field, which ranks 124th in college hoops. VCU has accounted for 1,553 points for the year (64.7 per game) and they pull in 32.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per game (123rd in college hoops) and they cough up possession 15.3 times per contest. The Rams have committed 18.4 fouls per game and they go 67.3% from the charity stripe.
The VCU defense allows 27.1% from downtown (121 of 447) and their opposition makes 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 11.0 assists and 35.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 53rd and 232nd in D-1. The Rams are ranked 14th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 60.8. They have forced 17.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 38.6% from the field (15th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU
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