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College Basketball Matchup - Richmond Spiders Iona Gaels Odds Preview

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Dec 14, 3:00 PM | Robins Center

Iona Gaels vs Richmond Spiders Odds


The Spiders will try to cover the spread at Robins Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Iona Gaels in college basketball action.

The Spiders sport records of 6-3 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gaels have 7-2 and 3-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Spiders and 5-3 for the Gaels.

View Iona vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 177-rated Iona taking on the No. 59-rated Spiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-80 win for the Gaels on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Richmond's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 68.2 PPG, against a Gaels defense rated No. 333 and allowing 78.2 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, less than the Gaels shooters have managed so far (50.7% per game).

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 82-63 loser as they battled Marshall on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Gaels got 20 points from Michael Glover, but it was Marshall that prevailed in an 82-63 final on Sunday at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Richmond was a 73-51 loser on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. The Spiders were hammered by Virginia Commonwealth on Friday, losing by a 73-51 final at Siegel Center in college basketball betting action.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Vermont are 2-3
After a loss are 6-4

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bucknell are 1-2
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

A few Gaels at Spiders trends to consider:
Iona is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Richmond is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Iona at Vermont, Saturday, December 17
Richmond at Bucknell, Saturday, December 17