The Richmond Spiders (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they go head-to-head against the McNeese State Cowboys (2-4) at Robins Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
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The Cowboys won big over the Arlington Baptist Patriots in their last game, 103-51. Shamarkus Kennedy was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 10-for-11 shooting. McNeese State played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 46.4 (above their season average of 27.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.683 (above their season average of 0.582). Arlington Baptist put up marks of 11.1 and 0.426, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Spiders’ previous outing, they blew out the CSUN Matadors, 90-62. Richmond received a boost from Grant Golden, who finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Richmond played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.669 and a turnover percentage of 14.3. For those same stats, CSUN recorded marks of 0.409 and 17.9, respectively.
The elite offense of Richmond will face off against the porous defense of McNeese State. Since last season, the Spiders offense ranks 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.547), while the McNeese State defense ranks 276th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.519). The Spiders figure to have the edge on that end of the court.
McNeese State Cowboys at Richmond Spiders Free Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Cowboys rank 235th in rebounds per game (34.3) while the Spiders rank 322nd (29.4).
Richmond averages 16.1 assists per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. McNeese State ranks 260th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
The Spiders rank 42nd in steals per game (7.6) while the Cowboys rank 261st (5.0).
Richmond ranks 154th in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while McNeese State ranks 296th (18.5).