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Rhode Island Rams host Richmond Spiders in college basketball action

Richmond SpidersRhode Island Rams
18-10March 01, 2014, 02:00 | Thomas M. Ryan Center12-17

A key college battle sees the visiting Richmond Spiders travelling to Rhode Island Saturday to take on the Rams.

The Spiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 14-10 ATS. Richmond is 12-15 on the totals; Rhode Island is 12-12.

View Richmond Spiders vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Rams - Spiders odds would favor the Spiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 203 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Richmond is at No. 122.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 69-60 loser as they battled George Mason on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Spiders endured a 69-60 loss at the hands of the Patriots on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Kendall Anthony at Patriot Center.

Rhode Island was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Rams endured a 70-67 loss at the hands of the Minutemen on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Gilvydas Biruta at Mullins Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rhode Island's No. 126-rated squad against Richmond's No. 220-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rhode Island rates No. 228 in the country with 4.79 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 100 nationally with 6.54 per match.

A few Spiders at Rams trends to consider:
Richmond is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Richmond is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Richmond's last 6 games
Richmond is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Rhode Island is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Richmond home to Virginia Commonwealth, Thursday, March 6th
Rhode Island at Fordham, Wednesday, March 5th