CBI Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Richmond vs. Bryant
Richmond Spiders vs Bryant Bulldogs Odds
The Bryant Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Richmond Spiders at Chace Athletic Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
The Bulldogs sit at 19-11 (0-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spiders are currently 18-14 (11-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bryant is 1-1 OU, and Richmond is 14-12 OU.
The Bulldogs were listed as 4-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 229 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spiders, who rate No. 191 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spiders rank No. 339 in NCAA Division 1 with 28.9 per game. That compares with Bryant’s No. 193 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bryant is college basketball's No. 91-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Spiders rate No. 14 with 8.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Richmond owns the country's No. 223-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. Bryant, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.
Richmond was a 68-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Cedrick Lindsay scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Spiders to a win (they lost 68-63 to Charlotte at Barclays Center on Thursday).
Bryant lost its last outing, a 75-69 result against Mount St. Mary's on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Alex Francis scored 25 points for Bryant on Wednesday, but the Mountaineers managed a 75-69 victory over the Bulldogs at Chace Athletic Center.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Spiders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Richmond's last 8 games on the road
Richmond is 6-12-2 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
Richmond is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road