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Richmond vs. Miami - 3/24/15 NIT Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Hurricanes (23-12) at Richmond Spiders (21-13)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)

The Line: Richmond Spiders -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Miami Hurricanes and Richmond Spiders play Tuesday night in the NIT Quarterfinal.

The Miami Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, Miami is averaging 69.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Tonye Jekiri is averaging 8.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. Manu Lecomte is dishing 1.9 assists and Davon Reed is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 74.4 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Miami is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games. Angel Rodriguez is questionable with a wrist injury.

Richmond vs. Miami - 3/24/15  NIT Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Richmond Spiders look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. On the season, Richmond is averaging 66.2 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.6 points and 2.5 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. T.J. Cline is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.6 assists. The Richmond Spiders have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in three straight games.

The Hurricanes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic 10 and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Spiders are 10-26-3 ATS in their last 39 non-conference games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. 

I like the Miami Hurricanes in this spot simply because they have the advantage on the glass. I think the moe physical team wins this one, and that's Miami.

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Miami Hurricanes +2

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