Tonight in the NIT Quarterfinals the Richmond Spiders will host the Miami Huricanes at 7 PM ET on ESPN. Richmond vs Miami Odds have Richmond as -1.5 point favorites with 56% of the sports picks on Miami. The Hurricanes (23-12 SU 15-17-2 ATS) live and die by the three-pointer with a deep set of long range bombers. The Spiders (21-13 SU 15-14-2 ATS) a fleet of shooters to match UM with four scorers averaging double-digits or better. The winner of this game advances to play either Temple or Louisiana Tech in the NIT Semifinals March 31st. Our sports picks handicappers make our predictions. Richmond vs Miami Odds have Richmond as -1 favorites on the point spread at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Sports Picks Analysis: Both teams can shoot but Miami’s starting five averages 6’6″ 1/2″ to Richmond’s 6’5″ 1/2″. Miami could get a boost of juice with the return of playmaking point guard Angel Rodriguez who is listed as questionable with a wrist injury. On the stat sheet both teams are close in points per game differential, rebounding and shooting but Miami plays against stiffer competition in the ACC Conference. Miami’s first two wins in the NIT tournament were at home and will be giving away a +4.5 point home court advantage to Richmond.
Richmond vs Miami Odds Over/Under is at 133.0 points at SPORTSBOOK.ag
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Miami’s advantages in height, athleticism and shooting accuracy will be the difference in an upset win on the road. Bet Miami at the -1.5 point price tag early before the handicapping experts swing the number the other way.
ESPN2 News Sports Picks Play: Miami +1 on the point spread at SPORTSBOOK.ag