Richmond at Providence - 3/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Richmond at Providence - 3/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Providence Friars (26-5) vs Richmond Spiders (24-12)

Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 6:10 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Providence Friars -2.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Providence Friars will play the Richmond Spiders in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

The Providence Friars are 26-5 (14-3) this season and have won two of their last three games. Providence defeated South Dakota State by a score of 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Providence shot 39.3% from the field and was +9 in rebounding margin in the win. Noah Horchler led the Friars with 13 points and 9 rebounds in the game. Providence is averaging 71.8 points per game and is giving up 66.7 points per game against, while also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Nate Watson is averaging 13.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, while AL Durham is averaging 13.3 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Friars. Providence is shooting 43.7% on field goals, 72.6% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers.

The Richmond Spiders are 24-12 (10-8) this season and have won five games in a row. Richmond defeated Iowa by a score of 67-63 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Richmond held Iowa to 36.4% shooting from the field and shot 87.5% from the free throw line in the win. Jacob Gilyard led the Spiders with 24 points and 6 assists in the game. Richmond is averaging 71.7 points per game and is giving up 68.1 points per game against, while also averaging 32.3 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Tyler Burton is averaging 16.4 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Grant Golden is averaging 13.8 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Spiders. Richmond is shooting 44.4% on field goals, 72.5% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers.

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Richmond is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. The under is 13-4-1 in Richmond’s last 18 games. Providence is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games. The under is 5-0 Providence’s last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.

Richmond is playing some of the best basketball in the country right now and will be full of confidence after winning the A-10 Tournament Title and defeating Iowa in the first round. Providence won the Big East regular season title and looked good defeating a solid South Dakota State team in round one. Providence should have a nice advantage on the glass, but I am riding the hot team with Richmond and the points.

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David’s Pick Richmond +2.5

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