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Richmond vs UMass Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/7/23

UMass Minutemen (15-15) vs. Richmond Spiders (14-17)
March 7, 2023 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Richmond Spiders -2.5 / UMass Minutemen +2.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The UMass Minutemen and the Richmond Spiders meet in college basketball action from the Barclays Center on Tuesday as part of the Atlantic 10 conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Richmond is listed as a 2.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 142.5 points.


For UMass, Noah Fernandes is out indefinitely with an ankle injury while Richmond has Dji Bailey listed as questionable for this game.

Matchup History

UMass’ 85-76 win over Richmond back on January 25th, 2023, snapped Richmond’s three-game win streak head-to-head and made it nine straight wins for the home team in this head-to-head matchup.


UMass is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Richmond is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.


I’m sticking with UMass here. The Minutemen at least finished the regular season on a high note and while both teams struggled down the stretch, I’m still not completely sold on Richmond and I don’t like the makeup of this Spiders team. I think UMass is just the better team, and as such, I’ll take the free bucket in a game I think UMass can win outright.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UMass +2.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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