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Dukes face Richmond Spiders: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Duquesne DukesRichmond Spiders
March 5, 12:00 PM | Robins Center

Duquesne Dukes vs Richmond Spiders Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD23-7

The Spiders hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Duquesne Dukes pay a visit to Robins Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Richmond battles the Dukes, currently sitting with a 18-10 mark (11-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-12 for the Spiders and 8-9-1 for the Dukes.

View Duquesne vs Richmond Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Richmond opened as 4-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spiders - Dukes odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Richmond is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Duquesne is at No. 45. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-79 win for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Richmond's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 131 at 66.5 PPG. The Spiders field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Richmond, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Duquesne, they were a 70-64 winner as they battled St. Bonaventure at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Duquesne got 19 points from Sean Johnson en route to a 70-64 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

In their last action, Richmond was a 69-54 winner on the road against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. The Spiders grabbed a 69-54 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Kevin Anderson at Hagen Arena.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing St. Bonaventure are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Saint Joseph's are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Dukes at Spiders trends to consider:
Duquesne is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Duquesne is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duquesne
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Richmond is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games when playing Duquesne