NCAA hoops odds preview - Stetson vs. Richmond
Stetson Hatters vs Richmond Spiders Odds
Richmond looks to cover the Spiders-Hatters pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-2 mark when they host Stetson in college basketball wagering action.
The Spiders are 8-2 so far on the season, and 2-6 ATS vs. the number. The Hatters, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Richmond go 3-2 and the Hatters go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spiders - Hatters odds would favor the Spiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Richmond is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Stetson is at No. 281. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-66 win for the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Richmond's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 73.3 PPG, against a Hatters defense that ranks No. 338 at 77.9 PPG. The Spiders field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Hatters marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Stetson owns the country's No. 344-rated mark, allowing 88.3 points per game on the highway. Richmond, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Stetson was an 82-79 loser at home against Florida International. Stetson got 22 points from Chris Perez but lost anyway, 82-79, to Florida International on Sunday at Edmunds Center.
Richmond won its last outing, an 83-82 result against James Madison on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Richmond got 18 points from Darien Brothers en route to an 83-82 victory over James Madison on Saturday at JMU Center.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas are 2-0
After playing James Madison are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Hatters at Spiders trends to consider:
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Richmond is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Richmond is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Stetson at Florida Atlantic, Tuesday, December 18
Richmond at Kansas, Tuesday, December 18