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Richmond Spiders visit Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball clash

Richmond SpidersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
March 6, 8:00 PM | Siegel Center

Richmond Spiders vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD23-6

Siegel Center will host Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Richmond Spiders action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Spiders have watched them go 17-12 and 9-17 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 23-6 and 9-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 11-11, while the Spiders have a 12-11 mark.

View Richmond vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spiders were listed as 13-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 33-ranked Rams and the No. 193-rated Spiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-73 win for the Rams on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 343 in NCAA hoops at 28.7 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 144 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 21-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Richmond rates No. 16 at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Richmond lost its last outing, a 78-74 result against Dayton on March 2. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Richmond suffered a 78-74 loss against Dayton on Saturday, getting 22 points from Cedrick Lindsay in a losing effort at Dayton Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth was an 84-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Butler. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Rams and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Butler was handed an 84-52 defeat on Saturday at Siegel Center.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Duquesne are 3-7
After playing Dayton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Spiders at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Richmond's last 7 games on the road
Richmond is 5-12-2 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Richmond is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Richmond is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games

Next up:
Richmond home to Duquesne, Saturday, March 9
Virginia Commonwealth at Temple, Sunday, March 10