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Richmond vs Davidson Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Spiders vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Richmond Spiders at Davidson Wildcats
  • Where: Davidson at John M. Belk Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Richmond +2.5, RICH +120 | DAVID -146 O/U 134.0

Spiders Preview:

The Richmond will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 9-7. So far, the Spiders have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 1-6. For the season, Richmond has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spiders being +2.5 point underdogs.

Richmond will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Burton who is averaging 19.81 points per game for the Spiders. Burton is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spiders’ offensive game plan is the play of Jason Nelson who has hit 38.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.06 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Richmond this season, as they are currently ranked 181st in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 272nd in the NCAA.

Wildcats Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Richmond, the Davidson Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 9-7. So far this season, Davidson has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the -2.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have been favored 10 times, going 7-3 straight up.

Davidson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Foster Loyer who is averaging 16.62 points per game for the Wildcats. Loyer is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Sam Mennenga who has hit 54.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.94 points per game.

Through 16 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Davidson Wildcats -2.5

For this showdown between the Davidson Wildcats and Richmond Spiders, our analysis points to 3-point shooting being a key factor in the outcome of this game. Both team’s come into the game with above average numbers in made 3’s per game. So far, Davidson and Richmond are 127th and 199th in that department, respectively. After crunching the numbers, we anticipate Davidson continuing to shoot the ball well. For the season, they have hit 38.6% of their looks from deep. With a point spread sitting at -2.5 in favor of Davidson, we like them to not only win but cover the spread.

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