College Basketball Betting Prediction: Richmond Spiders vs Butler Bulldogs
Tonight we got an A-10 NCAA basketball match-up when the Richmond Spiders travel to take on the red hot Butler Bulldogs. Since their second loss of the season the Butler Bulldogs have won eleven games straight having them large home favorites over the Richmond Spiders at BetDSI Sportsbook.
Since the Butler Bulldogs (14-2, 2-0 A-10) second loss in week five against Illinois the Bulldogs have 7-0 at home and 4-0 on the road including knocking off number one ranked Indiana 88-86 in overtime on December 15th. The bulldogs currently rank 68th in ppg at 73.1, 131st in rebounds with 36.4, 119th in assists with 13.8, and 41st in the country in field goal percentage per game at .465 percent.
With Senior Rotnei Clarke out with injury the Bulldogs are led by Senior Center Andrew Smith who is putting up 11.8 ppg, grabbing 5.1 boards, and 1.3 assists per game. Their biggest off season recruit have been shooting Guard Kellen Dunham who is having instant success putting up 10.5 ppg on just about 27 minutes of play a game on almost shooting 40% from the field.
The Richmond Spiders have had an up and down season at 11-6 and 1-1 in the A-10. They snapped a three game losing skid starting mid December with a win January 2nd to have their back to back winning streak broken in their last match-up 71-59 Jan. 12th against Lasalle.
The Spiders currently rake 96th in ppg at 71.2, 324th in rebounds per 30.4, 124th in assists with 13.7, and 86th in the country with a .454 field goal percentage. Richmond’s leading scorer’s include Senior Guard Darien Brothers who is putting up 15.1 ppg, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game, and Junior Forward Derrick Williams who is putting up 13.6 points and grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game. Their biggest recruit is Deion Taylor who has not received a bunch of playing time at only 11.6 minutes per game and putting up just 2.6 ppg in that time, however he is shooting .421 from the field in his limited chances.
Spiders vs Bulldogs Betting Prediction:
The Richmond Spiders are only 2-4 on the road while the Butler Bulldogs have been smoking opponents at home with only one home loss coming all the way back in November. Look for the Bulldogs to easily dispatch the Spiders and cover the spread in this A-10 match-up.