Richmond vs. Arizona State - 3/22/15 NIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State (18-15) at Richmond (20-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Robins Center)
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and Richmond Spiders play Sunday night in the NIT.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off a win over UConn and have split their last six games. On the season, ASU is averaging 69.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 66.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Savon Goodman is averaging 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Gerry Blakes is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Jacobsen is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep. Defensively, ASU is allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Richmond Spiders just beat SFNY and have won seven of their last eight. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.9 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 60.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. T.J. Cline is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.5 assists. The Richmond Spiders have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of its last eight games.
Arizona State seems hungry to finish the season off on a positive note. I like the Sun Devils to win this game outright, but I'll take the points just to be safe.