Richmond vs. Wake Forest - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6) at Richmond Spiders (7-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Richmond Spiders play Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have split their first 12 games and are playing their fourth true road contest. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 69.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 13.1 points and 2.8 assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 10.8 points and 9.4 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Madison Jones is shooting 49 percent from the field. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are a long team that’s producing 4.4 blocks and grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. Overall, Wake Forest is shooting 64.7 percent from the free throw line and 32.3 percent from deep while forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and allowing 30.1 percent shooting from downtown.
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The Richmond Spiders have won four straight and play for the first time in five days. On the season, Richmond is averaging 61.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 57.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 14.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting while Terry Allen is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. T.J. Cline is grabbing four rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones is shooting 38.7 percent from the field. The Richmond Spiders is a slow paced team that takes less than 49 shots per game but is shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Richmond is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep.
The Demon Deacons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic 10. The Spiders are 9-24-2 ATS in their last 35 non-conference games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Richmond and the road team is 9-2-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
I hate putting money on a team that I have no idea what to expect. We know what we're getting with Richmond, especially with the Spiders at home where they're tough to beat. Give me Richmond and the chalk.