5* Vegas Insider on Charlotte +
Charlotte vs. Richmond,
03/14/2013 12:00 EDT,
Score: 68 - 63
Point Spread: +5/-111 Charlotte
Charlotte has a big defensive advantage coming into this game. They have held opponents to 41.1% shooting this season which makes them one of the better defensive units Richmond has faced. Richmond is 2-10 ATS against good defensive teams that are allowing a shooting percentage below 42% on the year. This is a big revenge game for Charlotte. The 49ers were embarrassed by the Spiders when these teams met back in January. Charlotte was ice cold from beyond the three point line while Richmond shot almost 50% from the field and 45% on 3 point attempts. Those are anomalies that are extremely unlikely to occur again, especially since Richmond will not have the luxury of playing on their home court. These teams ended the regular season going in opposite directions. Charlotte got hot beating Duquesne on the road and picking up a big win over St Josephs. Richmond also picked up a win on their home court against Duquesne but dropped games to Dayton and Virginia Commonwealth. The win over St Josephs had to act as a big confidence booster for Charlotte as they come into this game trying to keep their season alive and revenge their early season loss.