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Fordham Rams take on Spiders in NCAA basketball test

Fordham RamsRichmond Spiders
9-14February 15, 2014, 06:00 | Robins Center16-8

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

The Spiders sit at 16-8 (11-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rams are currently 9-14 (8-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Richmond is 13-10 OU, and Fordham is 9-6 OU.

View Fordham Rams vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

The Spiders were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 272-rated Fordham taking on the No. 198-rated Spiders in this contest.

Last time out for Fordham, they were a 76-65 loser as they battled St. Bonaventure at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Rams endured a 76-65 loss at the hands of the Bonnies on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Mandell Thomas at Rose Hill Gym.

In their last action, Richmond was a 75-58 winner on the road against Duquesne. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Richmond earned a 75-58 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Kendall Anthony at A.J. Palumbo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Richmond's No. 186-ranked offense, averaging 69.04 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 248 at 78.26 PPG. The Spiders field goal percentage has averaged 43.54% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.65% per game.

A few Rams at Spiders trends to consider:
Fordham is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Fordham is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Fordham is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Richmond is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Richmond's last 9 games
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Richmond is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Fordham

Next up:
Fordham at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 22nd
Richmond at George Washington, Tuesday, February 18th