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Massachusetts Minutemen visit Richmond Spiders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Massachusetts MinutemenRichmond Spiders
16-1January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Robins Center11-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Richmond Spiders try to run the Massachusetts Minutemen off the court at Robins Center in college hoops action.

The Spiders sit at 11-6 (7-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Minutemen are currently 16-1 (10-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Richmond is 9-7 OU, and Massachusetts is 7-10 OU.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Richmond Spiders as -1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 168 (Spiders) and the No. 39 (Minutemen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Massachusetts was an 84-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Elon. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Cady Lalanne scored 23 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Massachusetts on Saturday, leading the Minutemen to an 84-74 victory over Elon at Alumni Gym.

Richmond was a 73-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dayton. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Richmond got 18 points from Kendall Anthony en route to a 73-64 victory over Dayton on Saturday at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Richmond's No. 182-ranked scoring average of 69.78 PPG, against a Minutemen defense rated No. 162 and allowing 70.82 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 44.21% to date this season, less than the Minutemen shooters have managed so far (47.35% per game).

A few Minutemen at Spiders trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
Massachusetts is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Richmond is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Richmond is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Richmond is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 7 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Fordham, Sunday, January 26th
Richmond at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 25th