The Coppin State Eagles and the Richmond Spiders meet in college basketball action from the Robins Center on Wednesday night.
The Coppin State Eagles will look to bounce back from a 91-53 loss to George Mason last time out. Sam Sessoms leads the Eagles in scoring and assists with 23.5 PPG and 5.4 APG in addition to 3.9 RPG while Nendah Tarke has 12.6 PPG with a team-high 6.1 RPG to lead Coppin State on the glass as the only other double-digit scorer for Coppin State up to this point in the year. Justin Winston has 9.4 PPG while Justin Steers also has 8.9 PPG and 4.7 RPG. As a team, Coppin State is averaging 76.2 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 71.5% from the foul line this season.
The Richmond Spiders will try to build on an 81-71 win over Bucknell last time out. Tyler Burton leads the Spiders in scoring and rebounding with 18.9 PPG and 7.9 RPG while Jason Nelson has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 3 APG as the only other Spider to score in double figures while also leading Richmond in assists this season. As a team, Richmond is averaging 69.4 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 36.7% from three and 70.4% from the foul line this season.
Coppin State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss by 20+ points while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games following a loss. Richmond is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
I get the case to be made for Richmond at home here, as the Spiders have shown promise in recent games. However, the Spiders have yet to really show the killer instinct that would give me confidence that they can cover a double-digit line like this one. Coppin State isn’t a world-beater, but they’ve shown fight in spots and have the ability to hit shots to keep themselves in it. I’ll side with the Eagles and the points here.