Richmond Spiders vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mullins Center Sunday as host Massachusetts looks to handle the Richmond Spiders in NCAA hoops action.
The Minutemen currently sports a 12-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-12 ATS. The Spiders are 13-7 and 5-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minutemen produce a 7-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spiders have gone 8-6 against the number.
The Spiders were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 123-rated Minutemen and the No. 192-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-71 result in favor of the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 63-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Spiders defense ranks No. 163 allowing on average 65.6 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Spiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Richmond, they were an 86-74 winner as they battled Virginia Commonwealth at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Rams were burned for 26 points by Kendall Anthony on Thursday as the Spiders put another game in the win column, 86-74, at Robins Center.
Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 79-76 result against George Washington on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Massachusetts suffered a 79-76 loss against George Washington on Saturday, getting 18 points from Chaz Williams in a losing effort at Mullins Center.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 6-4
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing La Salle are 5-5
After playing George Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Spiders at Minutemen trends to consider:
Richmond is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Richmond is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing Richmond
Massachusetts is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
Richmond at Temple, Wednesday, January 30
Massachusetts at La Salle, Wednesday, January 30