Richmond vs. UMass - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Richmond vs. UMass - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

UMass Minutemen (13-15) at Richmond Spiders (21-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Robins Center)

The Line: Richmond Spiders -11.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Massachusetts Minutemen and Richmond Spiders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Robins Center.

The Massachusetts Minutemen look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 68.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Tre Mitchell is averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while TJ Weeks is averaging 14.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Carl Pierre is the third double-digit scorer and Sean East II is dishing 4.7 assists. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts Minutemen have lost eight of their last nine road games.

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The Richmond Spiders look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 75.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Blake Francis is averaging 17.2 points and 2.3 rebounds while Jacob Gilyard is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 assists. Grant Golden is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Sherod is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Richmond Spiders have won six of their last eight home games.

The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Massachusetts Minutemen are finding ways to finish games lately, but they're just 4-6 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 14.7 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. The Richmond Spiders are playing their best ball of the season right now, and they also win at home by an average of 13.4 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. The Richmond Spiders are also 9-5 against the spread at home. This a lot of chalk to eat, but the Richmond Spiders are heading in the right direction. I'll lay the big number.

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Randy’s Pick Richmond Spiders -11.5

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