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NCAA hoops odds preview - Delaware vs. Richmond

Delaware Blue HensRichmond Spiders
19-14November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Robins Center19-15

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Robins Center Friday as host Richmond looks to handle the Delaware Blue Hens in NCAA hoops action.

Richmond battles the Blue Hens, currently sitting with a 19-14 mark (14-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-13 for the Spiders and 17-9 for the Blue Hens.

View Delaware Blue Hens vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Spiders in this one found them listed as -9.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Hens was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Spiders, most recently No. 76 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Hens, who rate No. 188 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Delaware, they were a 58-57 loser as they battled James Madison at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Delaware suffered a 58-57 loss against James Madison on Sunday, getting 12 points from Jamelle Hagins in a losing effort at Richmond Coliseum.

Richmond was a 57-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Greg Robbins scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Spiders to a win (they lost 57-51 to Wright State at Nutter Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Richmond's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 70 PPG, against a Blue Hens defense that ranks No. 183 at 68.94 PPG. The Spiders field goal percentage has averaged 44.39% so far, more than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.33% per game.

A few Blue Hens at Spiders trends to consider:
Delaware is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Delaware is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Delaware's last 11 games
Delaware is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Richmond is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 7 games
Richmond is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Richmond is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Delaware home to Charleston Southern, Sunday, November 10th
Richmond at Belmont, Monday, November 11th