Richmond vs. Northern Iowa - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (5-1) at Richmond Spiders (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders and the Northern Iowa Panthers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Richmond Spiders are 4-3 this season and they are coming off of a 20-point loss at Florida. Richmond is averaging 81.7 points per game and they are shooting 47.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.3 percent. Terry Allen leads the Spiders averaging 21.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. ShawnDre’Jones is averaging 15.6 points, T.J. Cline is averaging 14.3 points, and Marshall Wood is averaging 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Richmond has faced a tough schedule and despite being barely over .500 they have beaten some quality teams.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers are 5-1 this season after losing their opener and winning their next five games. Northern Iowa is averaging 81.8 points and they are shooting 51.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Wes Washpun leads UNI averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 assists per game. Jeremy Morgan is averaging 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, Matt Bohannon is averaging 13.7 points, and Paul Jesperson is averaging 11.2 points ad 5.5 rebounds per game. Northern Iowa has a win over North Carolina and have blown out most of their opponents.
Richmond is 5-2-1 against the spread following a loss, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 12-5-2 against the spread in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record. Northern Iowa is 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 road games, 18-5-3 against the spread in their last 26 games, and 4-0 against the spread I their last four non-conference games.
This should be a high scoring contest so the over is going to be the play.