Richmond Spiders vs. Davidson Wildcats - 1/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (11-6) at Richmond Spiders (10-7)
College Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The Davidson Wildcats will travel to play the Richmond Spiders in an A-10 game on Monday.
The Richmond Spiders are 10-7 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to VCU by a score of 94-89. Richmond has lost 4 of their last 6 games and is sitting in 10th place of the A-10 standings. Richmond has struggled lately, after starting the season strong. Richmond is averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. Richmond is also averaging 32.6 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Terry Allen is averaging 20 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game for Richmond. T.J. Cline is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Spiders. Richmond is shooting 64.4% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 49.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Davidson Wildcats are 11-6 (3-3) and are coming off of a loss to St. Louis by a score of 96-87. Davidson has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 6th place in the A-10 standings. Davidson is averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 80.2 points per game. Davidson is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Jack Gibbs is averaging 25.7 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for Davidson. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 15.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Davidson is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
Davidson is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Davidson is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Davidson’s last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Richmond is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. Richmond is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. The over is 5-1 in Richmond’s last 6 conference games.
Both of these teams come into this game struggling and will look to turn their conference season around. Davidson is allowing over 80 points per game, but has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Both teams have a good offense and are averaging around 80 points per game. The difference in this game could be Richmond’s defense, which is allowing about 6 fewer points per game than Davidson’s. I am picking Richmond here.