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Dayton FlyersRichmond Spiders
13-4January 18, 2014, 03:00 | Robins Center11-6

Richmond looks to cover the Spiders-Flyers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 11-6 mark when they host Dayton in college basketball wagering action.

The Spiders currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9 ATS. The Flyers are 13-4 and 9-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spiders produce a 9-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Flyers have gone 6-6 against the number.

View Dayton Flyers vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Spiders as -1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Spiders - Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Richmond is rated No. 121 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dayton is at No. 16.

Dayton was an 80-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fordham. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Dayton got 16 points from Devin Oliver en route to an 80-68 victory over Fordham on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.

Richmond was a 77-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fordham. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Cedrick Lindsay scored 19 points leading the Spiders to a 77-74 victory over Fordham at Rose Hill Gym on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Richmond has the nation's No. 194-rated offensive output, at 69.59 PPG. The visiting Flyers defense ranks No. 71 allowing on average 66.88 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 44.64% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.66% per game.

A few Flyers at Spiders trends to consider:
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Dayton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dayton is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Richmond is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Richmond is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Richmond is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Richmond is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dayton

Next up:
Dayton home to Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, January 22nd
Richmond at Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 22nd