Northern Iowa vs. Richmond - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (2-2) at Northern Iowa Panthers (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Northern Iowa Panthers and the Richmond Spiders face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Northern Iowa Panthers and are coming off of wins over Northwestern and Virginia Tech on back-to-back nights. UNI is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while their opposition is averaging 54.5 points and they are shooting 38.5 percent. Seth Tuttle leads the Panthers averaging 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, Wes Washpun is averaging 10.5 points, Deon Mitchell is averaging 7.3 points. Northern Iowa has played the 235th ranked schedule thus far but it projects to get much tougher.
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The Richmond Spiders are 2-2 tis season with both wins coming at home and both losses coming on the road. Richmond is averaging 68.2 points per game and they are shooting 50.5 percent from the floor and defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents shoot 41.3 percent. Kendall Anthony leads Richmond on scoring averaging 16.2 points per game. T.J. Cline is averaging 13.5 points, Terry Allen is averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, and Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is averaging 10 points and 7.5 rebounds. Richmond’s schedule rates out to be the 72nd toughest in the nation this season.
Northern Iowa is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread against the A-10, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. Richmond is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 road games.
Normally I expect more from Richmond but this year they haven’t put it together yet and Northern Iowa is just clicking on all levels.