Richmond Spiders vs. Maryland Terrapins - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (5-0) at Richmond Spiders (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders look to pull off the upset when they take on the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins in the semifinals of the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night.
The Richmond Spiders look to extend their mini 2-game win streak after defeating the Hampton Pirates by a final score of 65-52. T.J. Cline and Marshall Wood were the only Spiders to hit double figures for Richmond, as Cline put up 17 points on 7 of 13 with 3 threes to go along with a team-high 7 rebounds. Wood on the other hand, made 3 of 6 of his own from downtown, to go along with a free throw to make it an even 10 points on the night. After Wood, no other Spider hit double-digits, including team leading scorer ShawnDre’ Jones, who made just 3 of 8 with a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws for 9 points on the night. Jones still leads the team however with 19.5 points per game while Cline maintained his average of 17 points per game and his team leading 6 rebounds per game. Cline also leads the Spiders with 5.5 assists per game. As a team, Richmond is putting up 69.8 points on 45.5% from the field, 35.4% from 3-point range and 64.1% from the charity stripe.
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The 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins will try to stay hot and remain unbeaten after winning their first 5 games to start the year, their last game resulting in a 77-63 victory over Stony Brook. Melo Trimble led the Terps with 21 points on 4 of 8 from the floor, including 3 three-pointers and 10 of 11 makes at the foul line. Trimble was part of a trio of Maryland players to put up double figures, as Dion Willey made 4 of 5 from downtown with a free throw to finish with 13 points while Michal Cekovsky made 5 of 7 with a free throw for 11 points in his first game of the season. Justin Jackson pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds while no Maryland player had more than 2 assists in the game. Trimble is leading Maryland with 19.8 points per game, while Jackson is pulling down a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game and Anthony Cowan is the team’s leading helper, logging 3.4 assists per game. As a team, Maryland is scoring 75.8 points per game on 42.2% from the field, 31% from behind the arc and 72.5% from the foul line.
Richmond is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Big Ten and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 14-6-1 in their last 21 neutral site games. Maryland is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 non-conference games.
Neither of these teams have necessarily had the hardest schedule to this point, however with that said, Maryland is easily the better team and should have no problem covering this reasonable line.
Lay the points with Maryland.