Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3-17-22

Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The 12th ranked Richmond Spiders (A-10) and the 5th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (B-10) will face-off in the 1st round of the Men’s Basketball Championship- Midwest Region at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Thursday at 3:10 PM ET.


Richmond earned their ticket to the NCAA Championship after beating Davidson Wildcats (64-62) to win the A-10 title with an overall record of 23-12.


The Spiders played well for the duration of the tournament after eliminating strong teams in VCU (75-64), Dayton (68-64), Davidson (64-62), and Rhode Island (64-59) in the opening match of the tournament. Richmond took 6th place at 10-8 in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 23-12 overall standing and a 7-5 road record on the year.


The Spiders trailed by one-point behind the Wildcats at the break but managed to snatch the lead by scoring 39-36 in the final half of their 64-62 victory. Guard Jacob Gilyard scored 26 points in leading Richmond and Forward Tyler Burton nailed a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Spiders.


Richmond averaged 71.9 PPG in FG shooting at 44.4% overall and 33.8% from the three-point range with three players on double-figure average scoring and Forward Tyler Burton led all scorers with an average of 16.3 PPG.


Burton also led the Spiders in rebounding with an average of 7.5 RPG while Guard Jacob Gilyard dished out 5.5 assists per match in leading Richmond.


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Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes Predictions 3/17/2022


The 5th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes sealed the regular season with an overall record of 26-9 and earned a spot in the 1st round of NCAA Championship after winning the Big Ten crown with a nine-point triumph over the 9th ranked Purdue.


The Hawkeyes finished the tournament with an impressive performance in beating fellow qualifiers Northwestern (112-76), Rutgers (84-74), Indiana (80-77), and Purdue (75-66). The 5th-seed Iowa occupied 4th place at 12-8 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 26-9 while splitting their last 12 contests on the road.


The Hawkeyes were consistent in their play against Purdue after scoring 35-32 in the first half and ended up with a 40-34 to win at 75-66. Forward Keegan Murray powered the offense for Iowa with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds with 3 assists in the victory.


This season, Forward Keegan Murray carried the offense for the Hawkeyes with an average scoring of 23.7 PPG and hauled down an average of 8.6 rebounds per contest while Guard Joe Toussaint distributed an average of 3.3 assists in leading Iowa.


The 5th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes scored an average of 84.0 PPG on 46.5% field-goal and 37.1% from the rainbow territory with four players on double-figure average scoring.          


No.12 Richmond Spiders vs. no.5 Iowa Hawkeyes. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Iowa -10.5. The Hawkeyes gained momentum after a big win over the powerhouse team of Purdue Boilermakers. Iowa gained an average scoring of 84.0 PPG on 46.5% FG while Richmond averaged 71.9 PPG in shooting for 44.4% from the field.


Moreover, the Hawkeyes covered the number in six of their last seven games played against Big Ten rivals. Prediction: The Iowa Hawkeyes will win at 83-70.              


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Richmond Spiders vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 3:10 PM ET


Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Iowa Hawkeyes -10.5       


NCAAB Totals: 150.5


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