Richmond Spiders vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
TV: Youtube TV
The Richmond Spiders (9-7) are traveling to John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday where they will play the Davidson Wildcats (9-7).
The Richmond Spiders faced Duquesne and notched a win by a score of 75-73 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Spiders ended up walking away with 16 and Duquesne finished the game with 25 personal fouls. They also converted 11 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land. Duquesne ended up shooting 88.9% from the charity stripe by making 8 of their 9 tries. Furthermore, Duquesne grabbed 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Duquesne dished out 14 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Pertaining to defending, Richmond allowed 43.5% from the floor on 27 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In terms of rebounding, they collected 36 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Spiders knocked down 20 of 30 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Richmond wrapped up the contest with a 42.1% FG percentage (24 out of 57) and made 7 of their 25 shots from downtown.
Tyler Burton is a player who was important for the game. He racked up 23 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also pulled down 8 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Richmond enters this game with a record of 9-7 for the season. They currently have an average of 70.1 points per game (220th in D-1) while hitting 44.5% from the field. The Spiders are shooting 36.0% on 3-pointers (143 of 397) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Richmond is pulling in 34.7 boards per game and has accumulated 210 assists on the season, which ranks 219th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 14.8 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spiders are able to force 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.6 fouls. They surrender 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 83rd in college basketball in opponents PPG (65.1). The Spiders defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.2% (382 of 927) and they relinquish 33.9 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 96th in the nation in allowing assists with 182 surrendered for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Davidson Wildcats took a loss by a score of 89-72 against VCU. The Wildcats snagged 19 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest. They turned it over 18 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. VCU was called for 17 fouls in the game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Davidson made 2 of 11 tries (18.2%). Overall, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 29 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.7%. The Wildcats allowed VCU to knock down 32 of their 55 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 58.2% for the contest. They finished 62.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 15 out of 24 and finished the game at 10 of 11 at the charity stripe (90.9%). In relation to team rebounding, Davidson allowed VCU to get 21 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Sam Mennenga was important for the Wildcats for the contest. He accumulated 20 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but went home with no dimes. He knocked down 8 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 3 rebounds.
Davidson has a win-loss record of 9-7 on the season. The Wildcats are committing 15.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.2 times per game (203rd in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. Davidson has totaled 1,154 pts so far this season (72.1 per contest) and they grab 33.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 135th in the nation.
The Davidson defense concedes 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (113 of 364) and their opponents are converting on 67.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 12.0 dimes and 36.3 boards per contest, which is 138th and 287th in college hoops. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 221st in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 70.2. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (186th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Richmond
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