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Richmond favored by -11 against Old Dominion on Saturday

Old Dominion MonarchsRichmond Spiders
5-7December 28, 2013, 06:30 | Robins Center8-4

Old Dominion travels to Richmond on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-7 record with a victory over the Spiders.

Richmond will face the 5-7 Monarchs, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spiders are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Monarchs are 2-6 favoring the OVER.

View Old Dominion Monarchs vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Spiders as -11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 78-ranked Spiders and the No. 216-rated Monarchs in this matchup.

Old Dominion was a 69-57 winner in its last match on the road against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Old Dominion got 17 points from Richard Ross en route to a 69-57 victory over UNC Wilmington on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 70-69 loser as they battled Ohio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Richmond suffered a 70-69 loss against Ohio on Sunday, getting 23 points from Cedrick Lindsay in a losing effort at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Richmond's No. 198 nationally ranked offense (70.08 points per game) against a Monarchs defense that sits as the No. 53 at 65.67 PPG. The Spiders have been averaging 44.1% from the field, more than the Monarchs have managed so far this season (42.29% on average).

A few Monarchs at Spiders trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Old Dominion is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Old Dominion is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Old Dominion's last 9 games on the road
Richmond is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Richmond is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Richmond is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Old Dominion
Richmond is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Old Dominion

Next up:
Old Dominion at William & Mary, Wednesday, January 1st
Richmond at Northeastern, Tuesday, December 31st