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Davidson Wildcats take on Spiders in NCAA basketball test

Davidson WildcatsRichmond Spiders
Dec 29, 6:00 PM | Robins Center

Davidson Wildcats vs Richmond Spiders Odds

6-5TEAM RECORD9-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Robins Center Saturday as host Richmond looks to handle the Davidson Wildcats in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 6-5 and 4-5-1 ATS on the year, while the Spiders are at 9-4 and 2-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Spiders are 5-2, while the Wildcats have a 4-5 mark.

View Davidson vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Richmond opened as 2-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 at Odds Shark show No. 181-rated Davidson taking on the No. 234-rated Spiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-74 win for the Spiders on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 287 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with Richmond’s No. 314 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Richmond is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 31 with 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 110 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Davidson, they were a 69-58 loser as they battled Drexel on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Wildcats endured a 69-58 loss at the hands of the Dragons on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from De'Mon Brooks at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Richmond lost its last outing, a 67-64 result against George Mason on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. George Mason earned a 67-64 victory over Richmond on Saturday, getting 22 points from Sherrod Wright at Richmond Coliseum.

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Drexel are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing George Mason are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Spiders trends to consider:
Davidson is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Davidson is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Richmond is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Davidson home to Duke, Wednesday, January 2
Richmond home to Air Force, Wednesday, January 2