Davidson vs. Wright State Predictions, Spread and Odds (November 9)

Davidson vs. Wright State Predictions, Spread and Odds (November 9)

Davidson Wildcats goalkeeper Foster Lauer makes a pass

March 18, 2022; Greenville, South Carolina, USA; Davidson Wildcats guard Foster Lauer (0) passes the ball against Michigan State Spartans forward Marcus Bingham Jr. (30) during the first half during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Championship at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

  • The Davidson Wildcats are visiting the Wright State Raiders on Wednesday, November 9
  • Davidson easily won the opening game of the 87-64 season over the Guilford Quakers
  • Check out Davidson vs Wright State odds and picks below

New coach, but the same last name as the man in charge of the Davidson Wildcats (1-0) this year. After 33 years in charge and 634 career victories, longtime coach Bob McKillop has retired and handed the torch to his son Matt, who played for Davidson from 2002-2006.

The Wildcats are slightly favored by 3.5 points on Wednesday, November 8, when they travel to Ohio to face the Wright State Raiders. This contest is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET from the Nutter Center.

Davidson vs. Wright State Odds

Team money line Spread the total
Davidson Wildcats -172 -3.5 (-110) O 147.5 (-110)
Wright State Raiders +142 +3.5 (-110) U 147.5 (-110)

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It’s a narrow difference between last year’s Atlantic 10 regular season champions and their Horizon League opponents. Neither team is to be seen anywhere when you look at the top contenders for the odds of winning at March Madness, but both teams want to get off on the right foot and only enjoy the chance to enter the tournament.

Davidson made it to the championship last year, falling heartbroken to Michigan State 74-73. The Raiders made their fourth-ever appearance at March Madness last season, winning the first four games before dropping 87-70 to the top seed, Arizona in the first round.

Davidson Wildcats Betting Analysis

The Wildcats had their first game Monday, defeating the third division of Guilford College, 87-64 at home, giving their new coach his first win as the only man in charge.

Senior Foster Lauer returns this season after leading Davidson in scoring last year with 16.2 points per game. Base topped the road in Davidson’s season opener with 30 points. Loyer is the star of this team and is expected to be the first team pick for all conferences.

Behind him, this Davidson squad looks pretty tough. Loyer is the only one on the team with five rookies, while all the remaining players are rookies or sophomores. Despite winning the regular season title last season, analysts expect a backslide from grace for this young team this year as they were named eighth in the Atlantic-10 pre-season poll.

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Right State Raiders Betting Analysis

It’s a tough match to get out of the convention straight from Wright State’s hip-hop. While playing strong opponents early in the season can build team character, it can also damage team confidence if they lose too many games.

That’s what happened last season when the Conquerors only started 2-7. However, they recovered impressively, capturing the Horizon League as a four and winning an NCAA game at the First Four in Dayton.

They’ve made two big off-season departures. Tanner Holden and Grant Basile passed away, and both transferred to other schools. Holden played three seasons with the Raiders and finished eleventh on the school’s professional scoring list with 1,481 points, while Basile ranks twenty-first with 1,228. Both are in the top ten in rebounds.

Despite these two major losses, the Raiders are still selected to finish third in the Horizon League pre-season poll.

Davidson vs Wright State Predictions

Long-time Wright State coach Scott Nagy is clearly not worried about maintaining his sparkling career record, as his side grapples with an ambitious out-of-the-league schedule starting with Davidson on Wednesday. The coach admitted that his team is not exactly where he wants them to be at the start of the season.

Their depth had a hit in the front yard with top center CJ Wilbourn out at least until Christmas due to foot surgery as well as dealing with Basile’s transfer to Virginia Tech.

It’s Wright State’s first home game, so the fans should give them an extra boost, but it probably won’t be enough against a Davidson side who will likely have one of their toughest tests this year. Although the Wildcats lost a lot of gripping shooters from last season, expect Loyer to shoulder the burden and score a decisive win over a lesser opponent.

Choose: Davidson Wildcats -3.5 (-110)

George Nassous

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