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College Basketball Matchup - UCLA Bruins Richmond Spiders Odds Preview

Richmond SpidersUCLA Bruins
Dec 23, 10:30 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Richmond Spiders vs UCLA Bruins Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the UCLA Bruins try to run the Spiders off the court at Pauley Pavilion in college hoops action.

The Bruins sit at 6-5 (5-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spiders are currently 7-5 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UCLA is 5-6 OU, and Richmond is 4-4 OU.

View Richmond vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bruins installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 157 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spiders, who rate No. 149 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-71 victory for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 184-rated squad against Richmond's No. 324-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 223 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 44 nationally with 8.2 per match.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 90-82 winner as they battled Old Dominion at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Darien Brothers poured in a team-high 38 points for Richmond on Tuesday, as they defeated Old Dominion 90-82 at Robins Center.

In their last action, UCLA was an 89-60 winner at home against UC Irvine. They covered the 15.5–point spread as favorites. The Bruins blew out UC Irvine on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-60 win at Pauley Pavilion.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Liberty are 1-1
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Stanford are 9-1
After playing UC Irvine are 3-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Spiders at Bruins trends to consider:
Richmond is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Richmond is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of UCLA's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games

Next up:
Richmond home to Liberty, Wednesday, December 28
UCLA at Stanford, Thursday, December 29