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Old Dominion Monarchs take on Spiders in college basketball test

Old Dominion MonarchsRichmond Spiders
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Robins Center

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Richmond Spiders Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD6-5

The Old Dominion Monarchs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spiders in Richmond at Robins Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

Richmond battles the Monarchs, currently sitting with a 5-5 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Spiders and 2-4 for the Monarchs.

View Old Dominion vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Spiders in this one, they're listed as 4.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spiders at No. 149 and the Monarchs at No. 113 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-63 result in favor of the Spiders.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Richmond's No. 164 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Monarchs defense that sits as the No. 56 at 60.5 PPG. The Spiders have been averaging 42.9% from the field, more than the Monarchs have managed so far this season (37.3% on average).

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.

Old Dominion lost its last outing, a 61-53 result against Central Florida on December 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Monarchs endured a 61-53 loss at the hands of the Knights on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Kent Bazemore at UCF Arena.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 79-65 loser as they battled Bucknell on the road. The Spiders got 18 points from Darien Brothers, but it was Bucknell that prevailed in a 79-65 final on Saturday at Sojka Pavilion.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing VMI are 5-2
After playing Central Florida are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Bucknell are 3-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Monarchs at Spiders trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Richmond is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Old Dominion home to VMI, Thursday, December 22
Richmond at UCLA, Friday, December 23

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