Richmond vs. IUPUI - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (3-8) at Richmond Spiders (6-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars and Richmond Spiders clash Tuesday afternoon at the Robins Center.
The IUPUI Jaguars have lost six of their last seven games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 61.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Marcellus Barksdale is averaging 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds while Mason Archie II is averaging 8.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. DavRon Williams is grabbing six rebounds and P.J. Boutte is racking up 3.9 assists. The IUPUI Jaguars are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, as they have zero players averaging double-digit points and are shooting just 71.4 percent from the free throw line and 29.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, IUPUI is forcing 16.4 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 35.3 percent from downtown.
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The Richmond Spiders have won four of their last five games and hope to keep things rolling. On the season, Richmond is averaging 62.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 58 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 14.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and Terry Allen is averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds. T.J. Cline is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones is averaging 2.8 assists. The Richmond Spiders are a defensive minded team that’s forcing more than 10 turnovers per game and has allowed 67 or less points in nine of their first 10 games. Offensively, Richmond is shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. Richmond has yet to lose a home game this season.
The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 19-46 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Spiders are 9-23-2 ATS in their last 34 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Six of IUPUI's eight losses have been decided by double digits and majority of those teams weren't on the same level as Richmond. Give me the Spiders and the chalk at home.