The Richmond Spiders and La Salle Explorers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Tom Gola Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Richmond Spiders Betting Preview
The Richmond Spiders are averaging 69.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Tyler Burton is averaging 19 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Isaiah Bigelow is averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds. Matt Grace is grabbing 4 rebounds and Neal Quinn is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The La Salle Explorers Betting Preview
The La Salle Explorers are averaging 69.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Khalil Brantley is averaging 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Josh Nickelberry is averaging 11.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jhamir Brickus is dishing 2.7 assists and Fousseyni Drame is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
Richmond vs La Salle Trends
The Spiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Explorers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Spiders last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Explorers last 5 home games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Richmond Spiders are probably the more talented team and should be favored, but they haven't been so hot over the last week, and they lose on the road by an average of 7.9 points. La Salle is playing the better ball at the moment, and possibly its best ball of the season over the last week. At home, I'll take a shot with the Explorers.