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Saint Joseph's Hawks visit Richmond Spiders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Saint Joseph's HawksRichmond Spiders
13-5January 25, 2014, 04:00 | Robins Center13-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Robins Center Saturday as host Richmond looks to handle the Saint Joseph's Hawks in NCAA hoops action.

Richmond will face the 13-5 Hawks, who own a 7-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spiders are 10-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 6-8 favoring the OVER.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

The Spiders were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Spiders - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Richmond is rated No. 168 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Joseph's is at No. 122.

Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 61-57 result against Rhode Island on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Hawks grabbed a 61-57 win over the Rams on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Ronald Roberts, Jr. at Hagan Arena.

Richmond won its last outing, a 58-55 result against Massachusetts on January 22. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point favorite. Richmond got 21 points from Kendall Anthony en route to a 58-55 victory over Massachusetts on Wednesday at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Richmond has the nation's No. 192-rated offensive output, at 69.16 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 119 allowing on average 68.89 PPG. The Spiders FG% has averaged 44.07% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.01% per game.

A few Hawks at Spiders trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Saint Joseph's is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Richmond
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Richmond
Richmond is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Richmond is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Richmond is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Richmond is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Dayton, Wednesday, January 29th
Richmond at Saint Louis, Wednesday, January 29th