Richmond Spiders vs VCU Rams Prediction, 2/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs VCU Rams
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the location where the VCU Rams (21-7) will attempt to defeat the Richmond Spiders (14-14) on Friday.
The Richmond Spiders faced off with Saint Louis and walked away with a win by a score of 81-78 in their last game. Richmond walked away from the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (24 of 54) and made 17 of 37 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spiders knocked down 16 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 28 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Richmond let their opponent shoot 53.3% from the field on 32 out of 60 shooting. Saint Louis recorded 22 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Moreover, Saint Louis grabbed 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Saint Louis shot 85.7% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 7 shots. They also knocked down 8 of their 20 shots from 3-point range. With respect to fouls, the Spiders ended up with 10 and Saint Louis accounted for 18 fouls.
Tyler Burton is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished the game at 38.5% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and collected 9 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Richmond will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-14 this season. They turn it over 11.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 14.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Richmond is pulling down 32.7 boards per game and has accumulated 351 assists for the season, which has them ranked 244th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Spiders are connecting on 34.2% on three-point shots (236 of 690) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.0 points per game (220th in the country) while shooting 44.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Spiders are able to force 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 fouls. They rank 166th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 352 relinquished for the year. The Spiders defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (698 of 1,607) and they relinquish 34.0 boards per game as a team. They give up 34.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 139th in the country in points per game allowed (68.5).
For their last game, the VCU Rams got the victory with a final of 88-63 against Saint Joseph's. Regarding team rebounding, VCU allowed Saint Joseph's to get 25 overall (5 on the offensive side). They shot 28.6% from distance by going 8 of 28 and ended up going 13 out of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). The Rams permitted Saint Joseph's to convert 21 of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5% in the matchup. In all, the Rams ended up shooting 31 out of 59 from the field which had them at 52.5%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, VCU knocked down 11 out of 19 attempts (57.9%). They were able to convert 15 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. Saint Joseph's was called for 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Rams to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Rams were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 31 for this game.
Jayden Nunn was important for the Rams in this matchup. He accumulated 31 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and had 3 assists for this contest. He converted 12 of 13 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 92.3%, and had 4 rebounds.
VCU has a record of 21-7 so far this season. The Rams commit 16.0 fouls per contest and they hit 70.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.5 times per game (237th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. VCU has earned 1,974 pts on the year (70.5 per game) and they pull in 32.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks 105th in the country.
The VCU defense concedes 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (173 of 524) and opponents are making 70.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.6 assists and 33.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 99th and 118th in college hoops. The Rams on the defensive side of the court are 24th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.8. They are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (66th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Richmond
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