Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Richmond vs. N.C State CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-4) Richmond Spiders vs. N.C State Wolfpack (7-3)
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM ET Approx
Venue: Spectrum Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Spiders -125 / Wolfpack +110
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Spiders -2 / Wolfpack +2 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 139
The third game of the day at the Naismith Hall of Fame Shootout tips off at about 6:30 pm ET and it will feature the Richmond Spiders and N.C State Wolfpack at the Spectrum in Charlotte, NC.
The day of hoops festivities features 8 teams that will play a quadruple-header which begins with the East Carolina Liberty affair at 1:30 pm ET. With an approximate jump of 4 pm, the Bonnies and Hokies will take the court for the second game of the afternoon which yours truly will be covering here at CP.
After this game comes to a close, the final game of the night will be played between Wake Forest and Charlotte which means we will have a trio of ACC programs in this one-day event at the Spectrum on Friday.
The Spiders come into Charlotte as slight favorites expected to take out one of those 3 ACC programs in this event as they look to build on their modest 3-game win streak. Richmond eeked out a 72 – 69 win over Toledo last time out, and Jacob Gilyard came to the rescue once again to help the Spiders avoid falling to the .500 mark.
This Spiders program has been lingering around the even mark throughout the non-conference schedule and this defense better find itself and soon.
The Spiders are near the bottom of the rankings in both field goal and 3-point defense, and rebounding stats don’t help the situation either. Richmond is ranked 307th in offensive glass work and they are -5 on the year overall with a 34 – 29 ratio on both ends of the floor.
Tyler Burton is putting up over 18 points a night and the 45.5% from distance supports his overall game quite nicely. The dude can shoot from anywhere on the floor and do it with consistency.
Jacob Gilyard will be on the floor all night, and we know this because he is basically on the floor… all night! He is almost averaging 38 minutes an outing and he knows he’ll just get enough rest when he’s dead. Pulling that guy off the floor is just not an option and he’s been doing this for lots and lots and lots of years now! The senior has been a double-digit guy for his entire career and when you expect something to get done just look for zero to be a hero!
N.C State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack knows that Jacob Gilyard is only a 5-9 little guard who is about 160 pounds soaking wet with boots on! Yeah, there’s a lot of #0 to deal with and the Pack defense isn’t exactly intimidating either.
While the Spider defending is more than questionable the Wolfpack really aren’t that far behind some of the bad stats in college hoops. North Carolina State is ranked 270th allowing 72.4 points a pop but they do make up for it on offense.
The Wolfpack put up just under 78 points a game and that also ranks them 78th in the country in scoring.
This team is coming off quite a game against Purdue, albeit an overtime loss to one of the best teams in the land. Purdue was reeling a bit from picking up their first loss of 2021 and the Wolfpack did all they could to hand them their second defeat in a row.
Terquavion Smith is just a freshman but someone forgot to tell him that he isn’t supposed to just take over games yet! I mean that dude can just ball his brains out and the coach lets him have it. Hot it hot and when Smith is on you just need to get him the ball and get the hell out of the way.
If you were Kevin Keatts what would you do? Should he let an upperclassmen bitch about time or just make sure the team gets the point of being together? By the same token, bench production is still a concern for this team and that will cost them a few more wins as the season unwinds.
Cam Hayes contributed nicely to the Purdue loss with a 12 & 5 game and he put 30 minutes on the floor in a big game. His game has improved a nice chunk from his freshman season a year ago and he is only getting better as the season unfolds.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-1 in Wolfpack’s last 5 overall.
- Wolfpack is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
- Wolfpack is 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Spiders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games.
Free Richmond Spiders vs. N.C State Wolfpack NCAAB Betting Prediction:
How many points? 160? Yes, I see this as a race to 80 and we won’t need any overtime periods to get there. It may be a neutral site but these two are stone’s throw from Charlotte. I smell an upset brewing too!
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 139
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