UMass vs Richmond Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/7/23
Richmond Spiders (14-17) vs UMass Minutemen (15-15)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:30 am (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Richmond Spiders -1.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UMass Minutemen will play the Richmond Spiders in the first round of the A-10 Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New Jersey.
The UMass Minutemen are 15-15 (6-12) this season after they defeated St. Bonaventure by a score of 71-60 in their last game. UMass shot 36.2% from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the win. The UMass Minutemen are averaging 70.8 points per game, 71.4 points against per game, 38.1 rebounds per game, and 13.9 assists per game. Matt Cross has led the Minutemen this season with 12.5 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. UMass is shooting 42.1% from the field, 71.6% on free throws, and 33.6% on three pointers this year.
The Richmond Spiders are 14-17 (7-11) this season after they lost to George Mason by a score of 62-60 in their last game. Richmond shot 37.8% from the field and made 21 free throws in the game. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 69.2 points per game, 68.9 points against per game, 32.4 rebounds per game, and 12.3 assists per game. Tyler Burton has led the Spiders this season with 18.6 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 1.4 steals per game. Richmond is shooting 43.9% from the field, 73.8% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this year.
UMass is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site game and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in UMass’ last 5 games. Richmond is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games. The under is 4-1 in Richmond’s last 5 Tuesday games. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.
Richmond has struggled over the last couple of months and has lost nine of their last 12 games, while UMass has lost seven of their last nine games. UMass did win the lone meeting between these teams in the regular season by a score of 85-76. These two teams have very similar metrics and I think this game could go either way, but I am going to take Richmond, as they are the slightly better shooting team.