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NCAA hoops odds preview - Massachusetts vs. Richmond

Massachusetts MinutemenRichmond Spiders
Jan 21, 5:00 PM | Robins Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Richmond Spiders Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD11-8

The Spiders will be trying to slam the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday when the teams tip off at Robins Center in college betting action.

This season, the Spiders are 11-8 overall and 8-6 ATS ATS, while the Minutemen are 14-5 and 8-7-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Richmond boasts a 8-6 on the OU, and Massachusetts is 9-6-1.

View Massachusetts vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Spiders as 4.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 152-ranked Spiders and the No. 43-rated Minutemen in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-75 win for the Minutemen on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Richmond's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 70.9 PPG, against a Minutemen defense rated No. 231 and allowing 69.4 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 44.2% to date this season, more than the Minutemen shooters have managed so far (42.7% per game).

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, an 80-69 result against Duquesne on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Massachusetts suffered an 80-69 loss against Duquesne on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Jesse Morgan in a losing effort at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Richmond lost its last outing, an 83-65 result against George Washington on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Spiders endured an 83-65 loss at the hands of the Colonials on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Darien Brothers at Charles E. Smith Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Louis are 6-3
After playing Duquesne are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Fordham are 7-3
After playing George Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Minutemen at Spiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Richmond is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Richmond is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Richmond's last 5 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Saint Louis, Saturday, January 28
Richmond home to Fordham, Wednesday, January 25

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