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Richmond vs. Wake Forest - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-2) at Richmond Spiders (2-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Richmond Spiders PK -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
NBCSN
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NCAA BB | Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-2) at Richmond Spiders (2-5)
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Richmond Spiders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Robins Center.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 76 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 17.5 points and 4.7 assists while Jaylen Hoard is averaging 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds. Sharone Wright Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Chaundee Brown is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost eight of their last nine road games.

The Richmond Spiders could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 72 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Grant Golden is averaging 20.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jacob Gilyard is averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 assists. Nick Sherod is the third double-digit scorer and Nathan Cayo is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.3 rebounds per game. The Richmond Spiders have split their last four home games.

The Demon Deacons are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Spiders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 22-49-5 ATS in their last 76 non-conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Richmond and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 36-15-1 in Spiders last 52 overall.

The Richmond Spiders have had serious issues on defense, which has led to this four-game losing streak, as they're allowing 52 percent shooting in their last five games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons haven't had much success on the road dating back to last season, but they're playing better basketball than Richmond currently and have shot the ball well from everywhere on the court. Even on the road, I have to give Wake Forest the edge in this pick em contest.

Pick:
Wake Forest Demon Deacons PK

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