Drake Bulldogs (8-1) vs. Richmond Spiders (3-5)
December 10, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Richmond Spiders -1 / Drake Bulldogs +1 ; Over/Under: -
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The Drake Bulldogs and the Richmond Spiders meet Saturday in college basketball action from Robins Center. Drake is currently 8-1 overall and coming off a win over Omaha. As for Richmond, they’re 3-5 on the season. The Spiders lost to William & Mary in their last appearance. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Drake won six straight games to start the year, taking out IUPUI, Wofford, Buffalo, Wyoming, Tarleton State and Louisiana. After a 75-73 loss to Indiana State, Drake bounced back with wins over UIC and Omaha.
In the Wednesday game versus Omaha, the Bulldogs scored a tepid 29 points in the first half. Drake finished off with a 49-39 run however, and won 78-65. Darnell Brodie managed a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.
Over on the Richmond side, they went 2-3 over their first five games, losing to Charleston, Wichita State and Syracuse. The Spiders would go on to beat Temple then lose to Toledo and William & Mary.
Last weekend versus William & Mary, the Spiders trailed 38-21 by halftime. Richmond made a game of it with a 36-20 second half but still lost 58-57. Tyler Burton led the way with his 26 points, two assists and three rebounds.
PICK: I’ll probably stick with Drake. The Bulldogs have looked pretty good so far this year, with only the two-point loss to Indiana State as a blemish. Drake has scored pretty well along the way also; they’ve hit 71 or more points in eight of nine outings so far. As for Richmond, they’ve been at 61 points or below in four of their last five outings. The Spiders have hit 70 points just twice so far this year, so if Drake gets going I don’t think Richmond has the gas to keep up.