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NCAAB Game Preview - Spiders underdogs vs 49ers at Charlotte

Richmond SpidersCharlotte 49ers
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

Richmond Spiders vs Charlotte 49ers Odds


The Charlotte 49ers will hit the floor running against the visiting Richmond Spiders Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Spiders have watched them go 9-6 and 6-4 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 7-5 and 4-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 6-1, while the Spiders have a 5-5 mark.

View Richmond vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the 49ers as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 49ers - Spiders odds would favor the 49ers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 109 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Richmond is at No. 186. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-70 win for the Spiders.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 329 in NCAA hoops at 30.3 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 70 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Richmond rates No. 33 at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

Richmond was a 78-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Greensboro. They covered the 15–point spread as favorites. Richmond cruised to victory on Friday, running UNC Greensboro out of the gym and running up a 78-58 score at Robins Center.

Charlotte was a 67-58 loser in its last match on the road against Memphis. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs. Charlotte suffered a 67-58 loss against Memphis on Saturday, getting 12 points from Derrio Green in a losing effort at FedExForum.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-0
After a win are 5-5

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 1-6
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Spiders at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Richmond is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Richmond is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Richmond
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games when playing Richmond
Charlotte is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Charlotte is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Richmond at Rhode Island, Saturday, January 7
Charlotte at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 7