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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bulldogs over Spiders

Richmond SpidersButler Bulldogs
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Richmond Spiders vs Butler Bulldogs Odds


The Butler Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Richmond Spiders at Hinkle Fieldhouse in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs are 14-2 so far on the season, and 9-5 ATS vs. the number. The Spiders, meanwhile, are 11-6 and 3-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 10-3 and the Spiders go 6-5 on the totals.

View Richmond vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Butler Bulldogs as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Spiders odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Butler is rated No. 58 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Richmond is at No. 226. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-74 win for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 68 nationally ranked offense (73.1 points per game) against a Spiders defense that sits as the No. 162 at 65.6 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Spiders have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 71-59 loser as they battled La Salle on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Richmond got 13 points from Kendall Anthony but lost anyway, 71-59, to La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

Butler won its last outing, a 79-73 result against Dayton on January 12. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Butler earned a 79-73 victory over Dayton on Saturday, getting 16 points from Roosevelt Jones at Dayton Arena.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing La Salle are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 2-0
After a win are 10-0

A few Spiders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Richmond is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Richmond is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Richmond home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 19
Butler home to Gonzaga, Saturday, January 19