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Atlantic 10 Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Richmond vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Richmond Virginia Commonwealth
19-13December 31, 1969, 07:00 |24-7

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond on Friday, with the host Rams trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Spiders will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 14-16-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 16-13 ATS. Richmond is 13-18 on the totals; Virginia Commonwealth is 12-17.View Richmond Spiders vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Rams and the No. 247-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 76-64 winner as they battled Duquesne at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Spiders got a terrific 27-point effort from Terry Allen as Richmond defeated Duquesne 76-64 on Thursday at Barclays Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was an 86-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Rob Brandenberg scored 18 points leading the Rams to an 86-67 victory over St. Bonaventure at Siegel Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 217 in NCAA hoops at 32.69 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 40 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 48-ranked team in the country at 7.42 per game, while Richmond rates No. 116 at 6.34 per game.