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Richmond Spiders take on Rams in college basketball test

Richmond SpidersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 9, 8:00 PM | Siegel Center

Richmond Spiders vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD5-3

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Spiders at Siegel Center in NCAAB action.

The Rams currently sports a 5-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Spiders are 6-2 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rams produce a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spiders have gone 2-3 against the number.

View Richmond vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 173-rated Rams and the No. 23-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-69 result in favor of the Spiders.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Commonwealth's No. 238 nationally ranked offense (65.2 points per game) against a Spiders defense that sits as the No. 52 at 60.6 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 39.1% from the field, less than the Spiders have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Richmond owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 66.8 points per game on the highway. Virginia Commonwealth, on the other hand, rates No. 293 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 70-62 winner as they battled Wake Forest on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Spiders grabbed a 70-62 win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Kendall Anthony at Joel Coliseum.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 75-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against George Washington. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites. Bradford Burgess scored 24 points leading the Rams to a 75-60 victory over George Washington at Verizon Center on Sunday.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Iona are 2-0
After playing Wake Forest are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 7-3
After playing George Washington are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Spiders at Rams trends to consider:
Richmond is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Richmond's last 10 games on the road
Richmond is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Richmond is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Richmond home to Iona, Wednesday, December 14
Virginia Commonwealth home to UNC Wilmington, Saturday, December 17

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