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RICHMOND -8 Northern Iowa at Bovada
Richmond covers an impressive 66 percent of simulations on our top model, winning 83-69. Yes, I have said many times I’ll take talent over experience. However, in 2020 where teams have limited practice time, the fact the Spiders are a veteran time is huge. They run a modified Princeton offense, which requires patience, experience, faith in teammates. They have been running it with precision as a unit for some time. They have five guys averaging double figures. This is even more important this year because it shows they can play well as cohesive unit.
It takes similar qualities to defense, but Northern Iowa has had their share of guys in and out of lineup. A.J Green is their best player and is doubtful. They are also without Antwan Kimmons and Tytan Anderson. Yes, they got Trae Barlow back, but just his second game back and first against a quality foe. He came back against a D2 foe. He missed time because of Covid.
Jacob Gilyard is lightning quick for Spiders and poor defense of Northern Iowa. They have nobody to guard him. Austin Phyfe likely to guard Grant Golden and he’s horrible.