NCAA hoops odds preview - Xavier vs. Richmond

Xavier MusketeersRichmond Spiders
Feb 2, 6:00 PM | Robins Center

Xavier Musketeers vs Richmond Spiders Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD13-9

Richmond will look to improve on its 13-9 record on Saturday when they host Xavier in NCAA basketball odds action at Robins Center.

The Spiders sport records of 13-9 and 6-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Musketeers have 12-8 and 10-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-8 for the Spiders and 6-12 for the Musketeers.

View Xavier vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spiders were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spiders at No. 172 and the Musketeers at No. 79 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-69 result in favor of the Spiders.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Musketeers rank No. 186 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with Richmond’s No. 338 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Richmond is college basketball's No. 17-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Musketeers rate No. 307 with 4.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Xavier owns the country's No. 34-rated mark, allowing 61.7 points per game on the highway. Richmond, on the other hand, rates No. 69 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 66-61 winner as they battled Dayton at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Dee Davis scored 14 points leading the Musketeers to a 66-61 victory over Dayton at Cintas Center on Wednesday.

Richmond lost its last outing, a 71-64 result against Temple on January 30. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Spiders got 22 points from Darien Brothers, but it was Temple that prevailed in a 71-64 final on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duquesne are 8-2
After playing Dayton are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Saint Louis are 7-2
After playing Temple are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Spiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Xavier is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Xavier is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games when playing Xavier
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Richmond's last 7 games
Richmond is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Xavier at Duquesne, Saturday, February 9
Richmond home to Saint Louis, Saturday, February 9

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