Richmond vs. Davidson - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Richmond vs. Davidson - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Davidson (15-13) at Richmond (22-7)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)

The Line: Richmond -4 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Davidson Wildcats (15-13, CONF 9-7) and Richmond Spiders (22-7, CONF 12-4) face off in an Atlantic 10 showdown at the Robins Center. Richmond came away with a victory over Davidson 70-64 earlier this season. 

Davidson still sits above .500 but coming into the season the expectations were a lot higher for what this team could do. In Davidson’s last game against Dayton the defense struggled giving up 82 points and that led to a loss and a lack of cover.

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On the road this season Davidson has really struggled winning only four of the 12 games and the defense has been a big issue giving up 72.2 points per game, and in this game the defense is going to need to be better.

In Davidson’s last win it was Kellan Grady that led the way putting up 22 points, five rebounds, and two assists. 

Richmond has had a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won seven of the last eight games. During that eight-game stretch Richmond has also covered five of the spreads. 

At home this season the Spiders have won 13 of the 15 games and the offense has been elite averaging 79.7 points per game. The defense has also been strong for Richmond giving up only 65.7 points 

Richmond is led by guard Blake Francis who is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the field.

Davidson is 31-14-1 against the spread in their last 46 games played on Tuesday. Richmond is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played on Tuesday. The under is 12-3 in Richmond’s last 15 home games. The under is 18-8-1 in Richmond’s last 27 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between Davidson and Richmond. 

Richmond has already beaten Davidson once, and it’s going to happen again in this game. Look for Richmond’s defense to lock down Davidson and that will be enough to get the job done. Look for Richmond to win this game by at least 15 points, and to have an easy cover. 

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Shane’s Pick Richmond -4

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