Spiders open as college hoops underdog vs Bobcats
Richmond Spiders vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
Ohio will look to improve on its 4-0 record on Saturday when they host Richmond in NCAA basketball odds action at Ohio University Convocation Center.
The Spiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 3-0 ATS. Richmond is 0-1 on the totals; Ohio is 0-0.
The visitors opened as 8-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:
This game matches up the No. 65 (Bobcats) and the No. 185 (Spiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 91-83 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio's No. 49-ranked scoring average of 78.5 PPG, against a Spiders defense rated No. 46 and allowing 57.6 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 52.1% to date this season, more than the Spiders shooters have managed so far (44.1% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Richmond owns the country's No. 210-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 99 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Richmond, they were a 64-58 winner as they battled Wofford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite. Kendall Anthony scored 24 points leading the Spiders to a 64-58 victory over Wofford at Robins Center on Tuesday.
Ohio was a 75-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hampton. The Pirates got a 20-point effort from David Bruce, who added 12 rebounds, but Ohio still managed to defeat Hampton 75-67 Tuesday at Hampton Convocation Center.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing William & Mary are 7-3
After playing Wofford are 1-1
After a win are 4-6
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 3-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Spiders at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Richmond's last 5 games on the road
Richmond is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Richmond is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Richmond home to William & Mary, Wednesday, November 28
Ohio home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, November 28