Richmond Spiders vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Odds & Pick

by | Mar 16, 2022 | cbb

Richmond Spiders (23-12 SU, 16-18-1 ATS) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (26-9 SU, 22-13-0 ATS)

When: Thursday March 17 2022, 3:10 PM PM (ET)

Where: HSBC Arena

Point Spread: Richmond +9.5/Iowa -9.5 (GTBets - 100% bonus up to $500!)

Total: 151

Money Line: Spiders +400/Iowa -550

Key Injuries

Richmond
Richmond has no reported injuries at this time.

Iowa
Iowa has no reported injuries at this time.

Recent Form

The Richmond Spiders come into this matchup with an overall record of 23-12. On the season, the Spiders have performed well in their 13 non-conference games, posting a record of 9-4. For the year, the Spiders went 5-3 when playing at neutral sites. This includes rattling off 4 straight wins in the Atlantic 10 Conference to claim the title.

The Iowa Hawkeyes get set to host the Spiders with an overall record of 26-9. On the season, the Hawkeyes have performed well in their 11 non-conference games, posting a record of 10-1. In addition to their strong non-conference record, Iowa is undefeated on neutral floors, going 5-0. Heading into this matchup, the Hawkeyes are looking to pick up their 5 straight win. In their last matchup, they claimed the Big 10 Conference Tournament Title by knocking off Purdue (75-66).

For the season, the Richmond Spiders are averaging 71.7 points per game, good for a rank of 130th in the NCAA. Defensively, they have a similar ranking, as they are giving up 68.3 points per contest (137th). On the other side, the Iowa Hawkeyes are the 4th ranked scoring offense, averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 71.3 (222nd).

Efficiency Outlook

Iowa enters this matchup vs Richmond, having played 32 games as the more efficient offense and defensive team. In these contests, they have posted a record of 25-7. Through 35 games, the Hawkeyes are averaging 81.0 points per 70.0 possessions (NCAA Average), compared to 73.0 for the Hawkeyes. In these situations, Iowa has an average scoring margin of 14.0 points. On the other side, the Spiders are 2-2 as the inferior team on both ends of the court. In these 4 instances, they hold an average scoring margin of -1.0.

The Spiders come into this game with 33.9% of their overall scoring coming from made three-point shots. This figure places them above the NCAA average. This figure is similar to the Hawkeyes with 33.3% of their points coming from beyond the three-point line. In terms of efficiency, Iowa has been the more efficient team, connecting at 36.8%, compared to Richmond at 33.7%.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Spiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games as an underdog.
  • Spiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
  • Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
  • Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.

Joe’s Against the Spread Pick

Richmond snuck into the tourney not because they’re great, but because Davidson had a bad day. Unfortunately for the Spiders, they’re catching one of the hottest teams in college basketball and are toast. I’m laying the -9 with the Hawkeyes and am expecting a 12+ point win. Bet your Rich/IA pick and ALL your NCAA Tournament bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!