Saint Louis Billikens vs Richmond Spiders Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Richmond Spiders try to run the Saint Louis Billikens off the court at Robins Center in college hoops action.
The Spiders sport records of 14-9 and 6-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Billikens have 17-5 and 11-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8 for the Spiders and 8-10 for the Billikens.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Richmond sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 184 (Spiders) and the No. 125 (Billikens) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-70 result in favor of the Billikens has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Richmond's No. 339-rated squad against Saint Louis's No. 297-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Richmond rates No. 15 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 148 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 98-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Saint Louis was a 90-73 winner on the road against Fordham. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Evans scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Saint Louis over Fordham, 90-73, on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.
Richmond won its last outing, a 73-71 result against Xavier on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Kendall Anthony scored 16 points leading the Spiders to a 73-71 victory over Xavier at Robins Center on Saturday.
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Fordham are 3-4
After a win are 9-1
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 5-5
After playing Xavier are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Billikens at Spiders trends to consider:
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Richmond's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Richmond's last 9 games when playing Saint Louis
Richmond is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Saint Louis home to Charlotte, Saturday, February 16
Richmond at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, February 13