Richmond Spiders face Minnesota Golden Gophers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Richmond Spiders vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Richmond Spiders at Williams Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Spiders will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 2-0 ATS. Richmond is 0-0 on the totals; Minnesota is 0-0.
The visitors opened as 13-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 110-rated Golden Gophers and the No. 185-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 96-95 result in favor of the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (75.3 points per game) against a Spiders defense that sits as the No. 25 at 52.7 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 46.8% from the field, less than the Spiders have managed so far this season (49.7% on average).
Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.
Richmond was a 68-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. Richmond got 19 points from Darien Brothers en route to a 68-58 victory over Hampton on Thursday at Robins Center.
Minnesota was a 72-43 winner in its last match at home against Tennessee State. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Gophers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tennessee State was handed a 72-43 defeat on Thursday at Williams Arena.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Wofford are 1-1
After playing Hampton are 3-1
After a win are 4-6
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Spiders at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Richmond's last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Richmond is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Richmond home to Wofford, Tuesday, November 20
Minnesota home to Duke, Thursday, November 22