Richmond Spiders vs. Belmont Bruins Pick-Odds-Prrediction - 11/11/13
Belmont Bruins (1-0) at Richmond Spiders (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins take the floor with the Richmond Spiders in Monday night action.
Belmont knocked off Lipscomb 87-83 which was completely expected but the game was far closer then what most would have thought. Of course most fans might not know that the Bruins lost a ton of production and experience which makes this a different team. The Bruins and Bison traded baskets for 40 minutes with Belmont connecting at 49% and Lipscomb at over 52%. Belmont won because they forced 24 turnovers and held a 33-9 advantage at the stripe with the Bison staying close with a +13 in rebounding and 12 bombs. All five starters reached double figures in the scoring column led by JJ Mann with 21 followed by Drew Windler with 16 points. Reece Chamberlain tossed in 14 points while Blake Jenkins and Craig Bradshaw rounded out the scoring with a combined 21 points.
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Richmond is hoping to be some where near the top of the Atlantic Ten standings this season and kicked things off in a positive way by edging out Delaware 71-69. The Spiders appeared ready to pull away several times but each time the Blue Hens responded. Th cold shooting Hens hit at only 37.3% from the field but stayed close with 27-18 edge at the foul line. The difference was Richmond shot the ball a bit better at 43% and mustered seven more shots which was just enough. Cedrick Lindsay tossed in a game high 20 points with Alonzo Nelson-Ododa adding 13 points and grabbing seven pulls while Terry Allen contributed eleven points and pulled down nine rebounds. The Spiders went to their bench with confidence with eight players seeing at least 18 minutes.
I know Belmont lost talent and production but the cupboard is not bare with some skilled players coming in. I'm inclined to grab the points in a toss up...