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College baskeball point spread favors Spiders in battle with Falcons

Air Force FalconsRichmond Spiders
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Robins Center

Air Force Falcons vs Richmond Spiders Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD9-5

The Richmond Spiders hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Air Force Falcons pay a visit to Robins Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Falcons have watched them go 8-3 and 4-2-1 ATS on the year, while the Spiders are at 9-5 and 2-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Spiders are 5-3, while the Falcons have a 2-1 mark.

View Air Force vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Richmond opened as 4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spiders rated this week at No. 260 and the Falcons sitting at No. 156. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-75 result in favor of the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Richmond has the nation's No. 105-rated offensive output, at 71.1 PPG. The visiting Falcons defense ranks No. 131 allowing on average 64.2 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Air Force owns the country's No. 177-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Richmond, on the other hand, rates No. 138 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Air Force, they were a 78-61 loser as they battled Florida on the road. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog. The Falcons got 11 points from Michael Lyons, but it was Florida that prevailed in a 78-61 final on Saturday at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Richmond was a 70-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Davidson. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Darien Brothers scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Spiders to a win (they lost 70-64 to Davidson at Robins Center on Saturday).

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After playing Davidson are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Falcons at Spiders trends to consider:
Air Force is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Richmond is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Air Force home to Nevada, Wednesday, January 9
Richmond home to Rhode Island, Wednesday, January 9