Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Friday, January 14, 2022
Venue: Robins Center, Richmond, VA
Where to Watch: ESPNU
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Davidson +1, Richmond -1; Over/Under: 143 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Davidson +1, Richmond -1; Over/Under: 143 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Davidson +1, Richmond -1; Over/Under: 143 points
Davidson Wildcats: 13-2 (1st place, A10)
Richmond Spiders: 10-6 (9th place, A10)
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Davidson Wildcats vs Richmond Spiders Preview and Analysis
Davidson Wildcats: 5-0 last 5
Richmond Spiders: 3-2 last 5
Davidson Wildcats Analysis
Davidson is coming into this game with a 13-2 record overall and they are 3-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 4th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 3-0 in their conference games this season. Their last loss was against the New Mexico State Aggies but they have gone on a 12 game winning streak since then with wins coming against the Penn Quakers, the East Carolina Pirates, the Robert Morris Colonials, the Charlotte 49ers, the William & Mary Tribe, the Northeastern Huskies, the Radford Highlanders, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the JWU-Charlotte Wildcats, the Saint Joseph's Hawks, the Rhode Island Rams, and the UMass Minutemen in their last game. Luka Brajkovic led the team in points in that game with 25 while Lee Hyun-jung was next on the team with 18 points. Foster Loyer led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Brajkovic led the team in rebounds with 11. They are 49.9% from the field, 41.5% from 3-point range, and 75.8% from the free throw line with their shooting this season. Their offense is averaging 78.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 65.7 PPG against them. Davidson has an ATS record of 11-3 this season and their O/U record is 9-5.
Richmond Spiders Analysis
Richmond is coming into this game with a 10-6 record overall and they are 7-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 4th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 1-2 in their conference games this season. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games but are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 2 game losing streak that they were on. Their 2 losses in that span were against the Saint Joseph's Hawks and the Saint Louis Billikens while their win came against the UMass Minutemen in their last game. Jacob Gilyard led the team in points in that game with 17 while Nathan Cayo was next on the team with 14 points. Gilyard also led the team in assists in that game with 10 while Tyler Burton led the team in rebounds with 13. They are 45.3% from the field, 34.9% from 3-point range, and 68.6% from the free throw line with their shots this season. Their offense is averaging 73.8 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 70.8 PPG against them. Richmond has an ATS record of 7-9 this season and their O/U record is 8-8.
Davidson vs Richmond Prediction
Davidson is coming into this game as a 1 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Davidson has won 12 games straight and that is the longest active winning streak in college basketball right now. They have been winning a lot of their games but they have been doing it with convincing scores and they have been taking down some really good teams. They have won all 3 of their road games this season but they have not been easy road games. Their last 2 games on the road were wins against a ranked Alabama side and a crushing 15 point win against Saint Joseph's who is a conference opponent. Richmond has been good at home this season but they have not been playing as well as Davidson has been and Davidson will be tough to stop here as they have been so good on the road so far. The best bet to place in this game is on Davidson to cover the spread here as they will win this game and extend their win streak.
Davidson Richmond Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Friday, January 14, 2022 (9:00 pm ET start time) is Davidson 83 Richmond 77.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Davidson Wildcats: 6-14 O/U when the line is +3 to -3. 4-8 O/U as a road underdog or pick. 10-24 O/U after 3 straight games where they made 47% of their shots or better. 16-23 O/U after 2 straight games with 9 or less offensive rebounds. 1-8 O/U off 2 no-covers where the team won straight up as a favorite.
Richmond Spiders: 17-24 O/U when the total is 140 to 149.5. 14-19 O/U in all home games. 14-19 O/U against conference opponents. 6-12 O/U off a win against a conference rival. 4-14 O/U after scoring 80 points or more. 15-30 O/U after 1 or more consecutive wins.
Davidson Wildcats: None.
Richmond Spiders: None.
“A lot of people wrote us off because we lost great players, but they didn’t expect other players were going to step up.” - Luka Brajkovic on their 12 game winning streak which is the longest active streak in the nation.
“In light of COVID, we are seeing smaller crowds across the A-10 and at arenas in the rest of the country. However, we do not have any specific data at this time that suggests our fans are more reluctant to come to games than they are at other colleges and universities.” - The University of Richmond promoting this upcoming game for Friday night.
PPG: H. Lee (17.4)
APG: F. Loyer (3.5)
Reb/G: L. Brajkovic (7.1)
PPG: T. Burton (18.2)
APG: J. Gilyard (6.5)
Reb/G: T. Burton (7.6)
Davidson Wildcats: Bob McKillop (33rd season)
Richmond Spiders: Chris Mooney (17th season)