Richmond Spiders vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The UMass Minutemen (11-8) will take on the Richmond Spiders (11-9) at William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Wednesday.
The Richmond Spiders faced off with VCU and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-62 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Spiders left the arena with 17 and VCU totaled 19 personal fouls. They also converted 8 of 22 shots from downtown. VCU finished shooting 82.4% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 17 tries. Furthermore, VCU pulled down 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. VCU dished out 13 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. In reference to the defense, Richmond allowed the other team to shoot 47.3% from the floor on 26 of 55 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists in the game as well as creating 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Spiders made 17 of 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. Richmond walked away from the contest with a 37.3% field goal percentage (19 out of 51) and made 7 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tyler Burton is a player who was a contributor for the game. He ended up going 38.5% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. He notched 14 points on 5 out of 13 shooting.
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Richmond will play this game with a win-loss mark of 11-9 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 14.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Richmond is snagging 34.3 boards per game and has accounted for 249 assists on the campaign, which is 244th in the country in terms of passing. The Spiders are shooting 34.5% on three-point attempts (171 of 496) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.6 pts per game (258th in college basketball) while going 43.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Spiders are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.3% on 3-point shots while they are 68th in the nation in PPG allowed (65.0). The Spiders defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.0% (471 of 1,150) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 76th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 222 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the UMass Minutemen went home defeated by a final of 74-68 when they played Saint Joseph's. The Minutemen earned 16 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 10 steals for this contest. Saint Joseph's earned 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Minutemen to the charity stripe for 10 tries. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 60.0%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, UMass buried 8 of 17 tries (47.1%). When all was said and done, the Minutemen finished the game shooting 27 out of 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8%. The Minutemen permitted Saint Joseph's to make 25 of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.9% in this matchup. They shot 30.0% from downtown by hitting 9 out of 30 and finished the game at 15 out of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). In regard to rebounds, UMass allowed Saint Joseph's to snag 32 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Rahsool Diggins ended up being a factor for the Minutemen for the matchup. He earned 15 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 dimes for the contest. He made 6 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 46.2%, and earned 3 rebounds.
UMass has a record of 11-8 so far this season. The Minutemen have committed 17.1 fouls per contest and they go 68.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per game (101st in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.5 times per game. UMass has accumulated 1,342 points on the season (70.6 per game) and they snag 38.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Minutemen are shooting 41.7% from the field, which is 316th in Division 1.
The UMass defense concedes 31.6% on 3-pointers (140 of 443) and opponents are knocking down 68.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 14.3 dimes and 35.3 boards per game, which ranks them 292nd and 250th in college hoops. The Minutemen on the defensive side of the court are 210th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.2. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (200th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UMass
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