Maryland at Richmond: 11/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Richmond Spiders (3-2) vs Maryland Terrapins (4-1)
Game Info: Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Baha Mar Convention Center)
Betting Odds: Richmond Spiders +1 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Maryland Terrapins and Richmond Spiders face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Baha Mar Convention Center. When these two teams last faced off in 2016, it was Maryland that won 88-82.
Maryland comes into this game with a 4-1 record overall but they have gone 1-4 against the spread. In the last game against Hofstra, Maryland had some struggles and they only won by two points. Maryland is averaging 71.4 points while their defense is giving up 65.6 points per game. Eric Ayala has been the best player for Maryland averaging 15.4 points while shooting 34.2 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Richmond Spiders who sit with a 3-2 record overall and they have gone 3-2 against the spread. In the last game against Hofstra, the offense was elite putting up 81 points, and that led to the victory. Richmond is averaging 77.8 points while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Richmond likes to push the pace, and even in this game I would expect the pace to be quick. Forward Tyler Burton has been the best player for Richmond, averaging 19.8 points while shooting 54.1 percent from the field and 58.6 percent from behind the three point line.
Richmond is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a winning record overall. The Terrapins are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up win. The under is 5-1 in Richmond’s last six games following a straight up win. The under is 13-3 in Maryland’s last 16 games following a straight up loss.
Richmond’s offense is strong, and they are going to find success again in this game. I expect Richmond will go over 70 points, and that is going to lead them to keeping this game close. Back Richmond against the spread.If they become underdogs by three or four points, take them to win this game on the money line.