Davidson @ Richmond
Current Records: Davidson 13-2; Richmond 10-6
What to Know
An Atlantic 10 battle is on tap between the Richmond Spiders and the Davidson Wildcats at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at Robins Center. Richmond earned an 80-74 win in their most recent contest against Davidson in December of 2020.
The Spiders beat the Massachusetts Minutemen 80-72 last week. Richmond got double-digit scores from four players: guard Jacob Gilyard (17), forward Nathan Cayo (14), forward Tyler Burton (12), and guard Nick Sherod (12). This also makes it five games in a row in which Jacob Gilyard has had at least four steals.
Meanwhile, UMass typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Davidson proved too difficult a challenge. The Wildcats took their matchup against the Minutemen 77-67. Davidson's forward Luka Brajkovic looked sharp as he posted a double-double on 25 points and 11 rebounds in addition to three blocks.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Spiders are expected to win a tight contest. Now might not be the best time to take Richmond against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.
Their wins bumped Richmond to 10-6 and Davidson to 13-2. Last Wednesday Richmond relied heavily on Gilyard, who dropped a double-double on 17 points and ten assists. It will be up to Davidson's defense to limit his damage.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Robins Center -- Richmond, Virginia
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Spiders are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spiders as a 1-point favorite.
Richmond have won seven out of their last 11 games against Davidson.
- Dec 30, 2020 - Richmond 80 vs. Davidson 74
- Mar 03, 2020 - Richmond 80 vs. Davidson 63
- Jan 14, 2020 - Richmond 70 vs. Davidson 64
- Mar 09, 2019 - Davidson 73 vs. Richmond 69
- Jan 19, 2019 - Davidson 75 vs. Richmond 62
- Jan 28, 2018 - Richmond 66 vs. Davidson 63
- Dec 30, 2017 - Richmond 69 vs. Davidson 58
- Feb 21, 2017 - Richmond 84 vs. Davidson 76
- Dec 31, 2016 - Richmond 82 vs. Davidson 80
- Feb 16, 2016 - Davidson 83 vs. Richmond 79
- Jan 25, 2016 - Davidson 78 vs. Richmond 70
Injury Report for Richmond
- Dji Bailey: Out (Ankle)
- Malcolm Dread: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Jason Nelson: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Aidan Noyes: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)