Iowa vs Richmond: 2022 NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament- Purdue vs Iowa
Mar 13, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray (15) guard Jordan Bohannon (3) and guard Connor McCaffery (30) celebrate beating Purdue Boilermakers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders

How to Watch:

  • Date: Thursday, March 17
  • Time: 3:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream: NCAA.com

Tale of the Tape:

No. 5 IOWA STAT No. 12 RICH
Big Ten Conference Atlantic 10
26-9 Record 23-12
83.5 (5th) Points Per Game 71.7 (174th)
71.3 Points Allowed Per Game 68.3
0.5994 (26th) RPI 0.5747 (52nd)
49th Strength of Schedule 92nd
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Iowa leaders:

Mar 12, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray (15) shoots the ball while Indiana Hoosiers forward Race Thompson (25) defends in the second half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
  • Keegan Murray F, SO: 23.6 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 40.5% 3PT
  • Jordan Bohannon, G, SR: 11.1 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 1.8 APG, 38.5% 3PT

Richmond leaders:

Mar 12, 2022; Washington, D.C., USA; Spiders forward Tyler Burton (3) shoots the ball as Dayton Flyers forward DaRon Holmes II (15) defends in the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tyler Burton, F, JR: 16.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 37.7% 3PT
  • Grant Golden, F, SR: 14.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.8 APG, 51.5% FG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • IOW Moneyline: -630
  • RICH Moneyline: +450
  • Spread: IOW -10.5
  • Over/Under: 150
  • ATS Record: IOW 22-13, RICH 17-18
  • Over/Under Record: IOW 22-12-1, RICH 14-20-1

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The Pick:

  • The Hawkeyes are one of the better teams in the tournament against the spread and are coming into the tournament hot (12-2 since February) and going up against a team that wouldn’t have made the tournament had they not won their conference tournament. A lot of that is enticing.
  • The Spiders have the 104th ranked defense based on KenPom’s efficiency metrics and will have to contend with future lottery pick Keegan Murray and a Hawkeyes offense that ranks 2nd in KenPom’s metrics.
  • The Hawkeyes have some issues on defense, ranking 77th in KenPom, but this is a Spiders team that plays at the 191st ranked adjusted tempo, so simply isn’t going to be comfortable pushing the pace enough to take advantage of Iowa’s defense limitations.
  • The Hawkeyes also rank 156th in three-point field goal percentage allowed, but the Spiders are even worse, finishing 229th and allowing 34.3% shooting from deep, which should benefit a Hawkeye team that is 40th in the country, shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc.

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