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College basketball point spread favors Demon Deacons in battle with Spiders

Richmond SpidersWake Forest Demon Deacons
7-2December 07, 2013, 02:00 | Joel Coliseum7-2

Joel Coliseum will host Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Richmond Spiders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Spiders will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Demon Deacons are 3-2 ATS. Richmond is 3-6 against the total, while Wake Forest is 1-3 versus the number.

View Richmond Spiders vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Richmond before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Demon Deacons - Spiders odds would favor the Spiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 169 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Richmond is at No. 68.

In their last action, Richmond was a 71-60 winner on the road against William & Mary. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Richmond got 22 points from Cedrick Lindsay en route to a 71-60 victory over William & Mary on Wednesday at Kaplan Arena.

Wake Forest was a 72-57 winner in its last match at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Demon Deacons got 18 points from Coron Williams as Wake Forest ran past Tulane 72-57 on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 59 nationally ranked offense (79.78 points per game) against a Spiders defense that sits as the No. 33 at 63.22 PPG. The Demon Deacons have been averaging 45.89% from the field, more than the Spiders have managed so far this season (43.67% on average).

A few Spiders at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Richmond is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Richmond is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Richmond is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Richmond is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Wake Forest is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Wake Forest is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Wake Forest is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Richmond
Wake Forest is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Richmond

Next up:
Richmond home to Coppin State, Saturday, December 14th
Wake Forest at St. Bonaventure, Tuesday, December 17th