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

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-South Dakota State vs Providence
Mar 17, 2022; Buffalo, NY, USA; Providence Friars guard Alyn Breed (10) and guard Jared Bynum (4) and guard A.J. Reeves (11) and forward Noah Horchler (14) react in the second half against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament Second Round: No. 4 Providence Friars vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders

How to Watch:

  • Date: Saturday, March 19
  • Time: 6:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

Big East Conference Atlantic 10
26-5 Record 24-12
71.8 (172nd) Points Per Game 71.7 (174th)
67.0 Points Allowed Per Game 68.3
0.6233 (13th) RPI 0.5747 (52nd)
56th Strength of Schedule 92nd
At-Large Bid Bid Automatic Bid

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Providence leaders:

Mar 1, 2022; Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA; Friars guard Jared Bynum (4) dribbles the ball against Villanova Wildcats forward Brandon Slater (3) during the first half at William B. Finneran Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Nate Watson C, SR: 13.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 55.8% FG
  • Jared Bynum, G, JR: 12.7 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.1 SPG, 41.7% 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:

  • RICH Moneyline: +130
  • PROV Moneyline: -150
  • Spread: PROV -2.5
  • Over/Under: 134
  • ATS Record: PROV 18-13, RICH 17-15-1
  • Over/Under Record: PROV 16-15, RICH 16-17

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The Pick:

  • Honestly, the Spiders’ defense shocked me on Thursday. Iowa is one of the best offenses in the country and was held to just 63 points. It wasn’t just poor shot selection from Iowa, the Spiders made them work for every single shot and can certainly do that again against a Friars team that is not at the caliber Iowa is offensively speaking.
  • For the Spiders, Tyler Burton double-doubled with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Jacob Gilyard led all scorers with 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
  • The Friars, meanwhile, survived a tough upset bid from South Dakota, in part because of a bad foul call on a Brynum three-point attempt with 29.9 seconds left. The Jackrabbits should have had the ball down by three with a final possession (or two), but instead, the Friars went up six on three made free-throws and the game was over.
  • Still, the Friars’ defense should be credited. They held one of the best shooting teams in the country to 30.4% from three and put together a well-rounded performance that showcased the depth of their roster with most of their key players chipping in.
  • With both teams getting their legs under them a bit, the over/under here looks a bit enticing as the teams combined to average over 143 points per game. It’s possible the line is being impacted by the tremendous defensive performances by both teams in the first round, but these are two top 75 offenses by KenPom rankings, with Providence coming in 31st and perhaps being a bit undersold by the early spread.

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