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Rhode Island Rams vs Richmond Spiders Odds
The Richmond Spiders hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Rhode Island Rams pay a visit to Robins Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Supporters of the Rams have watched them go 5-8 and 6-5 ATS on the year, while the Spiders are at 10-5 and 3-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Spiders are 6-3, while the Rams have a 2-3-1 mark.
The Spiders were listed as 10-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 Spiders sit at No. 245 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rams sit at No. 187 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spiders will win this game 73-63.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Richmond's No. 83-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 111 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (39% per game).
Defensively, Rhode Island features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 94 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rhode Island was a 59-47 winner at home against Brown. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Rams got 18 points from Xavier Munford as Rhode Island ran past Brown 59-47 on Friday at Thomas Ryan Center.
Richmond won its last outing, a 91-68 result against Air Force on January 2. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The battle between the Spiders and Falcons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Air Force was handed a 91-68 defeat on Wednesday at Robins Center.
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Brown are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing La Salle are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Rams at Spiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Rhode Island is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Rhode Island is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Rhode Island is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Richmond is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
Richmond is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Richmond is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rhode Island
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Richmond's last 5 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
Rhode Island home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 12
Richmond at La Salle, Saturday, January 12