Wichita State Shockers (6-1) vs Richmond Spiders (4-2)
2023-11-29 19:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Wichita State Shockers -1 -- Over/Under: 141
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The Richmond Spiders and the Wichita State Shockers meet in college basketball action from the Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday night. Both teams come into this game on back-to-back wins, who will make it three in a row? Let’s dive in and find out. Here is our Richmond vs Wichita State Prediction.
Richmond Knocks Off Queens
The Richmond Spiders come into this one looking to build on their 90-61 win over Queens last time out. Jordan King leads the Spiders in scoring with 20.3 PPG along with 4 RPG and 2.8 APG while Neal Quinn has 14.2 PPG with team-highs of 6.2 RPG and 4.2 APG to lead Richmond in rebounding and assists. Isaiah Bigelow has 10.2 PPG with 4.3 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Richmond up to this point in the year. As a team, Richmond is averaging 79.2 PPG on 50.3% shooting from the field, 37.6% from three and 72.6% from the foul line this season.
Wichita State Takes Down Norfolk State
The Wichita State Shockers come into this one looking to build on their 80-67 win over Norfolk State last time out. Colby Rogers leads the Shockers in scoring with 16.1 PPG along with 3.7 RPG while Xavier Bell has 15.1 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 3.7 APG to lead the Shockers in the assist department this season. Kenny Pohto has 14.4 PPG with 7.6 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Wichita State so far this season. Dalen Ridgnal also has 9 PPG with a team-high 8.1 RPG to lead the Shockers on the glass this season. As a team, Wichita State is averaging 80.3 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 31.9% from three and 72.1% from the foul line this season.
I’m leaning towards Wichita State here. I like this Richmond team a lot, especially offensively as they take care of the basketball and make a lot of good shots, but they struggled in their lone true road game this season and I just don’t have high hopes that suddenly it all changes here against a tough Wichita State team that ratchets up the defense at home. All in all, it should be a great game, but I’m taking the Shockers here.