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Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Richmond Spiders vs Bucknell Bison Odds


The Bucknell Bison host Richmond on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-4 mark against the 6-4 Spiders in college hoops action at Sojka Pavilion.

The Bison are 6-4 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Spiders, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bucknell go 1-2 and the Spiders go 3-4 on the totals.

View Richmond vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 98-ranked Bison and the No. 59-rated Spiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-70 win for the Bison on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 302 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Bucknell’s No. 106 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bucknell is the No. 176-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Richmond rates No. 54 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Richmond was an 88-79 loser at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. Cedrick Lindsay scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Spiders to a win (they lost 88-79 to Iona at Robins Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Bucknell was a 77-63 winner on the road against Binghamton. Bucknell got 16 points from Joe Willman en route to a 77-63 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday at BU Events Center.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After playing Iona are 2-0
After a loss are 9-1

A few Spiders at Bison trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Richmond's last 11 games on the road
Richmond is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Richmond is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
Richmond home to Old Dominion, Tuesday, December 20
Bucknell at Syracuse, Tuesday, December 20