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Spiders open as college hoops underdog vs Flyers

Richmond SpidersDayton Flyers
March 2, 4:00 PM | Dayton Arena

Richmond Spiders vs Dayton Flyers Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD15-12

The Dayton Flyers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Richmond Spiders pay a visit to Dayton Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Dayton will face the 17-11 Spiders, who own a 8-17 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flyers are 12-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spiders are 11-11 favoring the OVER.

View Richmond vs Dayton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Dayton in this one found them as 5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 137-rated Flyers and the No. 186-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-72 result in favor of the Flyers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 338 in NCAA hoops at 29 per game. Contrast that with Dayton’s No. 187 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Dayton is the No. 172-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Richmond rates No. 16 at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 158-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

Richmond won its last outing, a 73-64 result against George Washington on February 27. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Richmond got 19 points from Cedrick Lindsay en route to a 73-64 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at Robins Center.

Last time out for Dayton, they were an 88-67 winner as they battled Charlotte on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The battle between the Flyers and 49ers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed an 88-67 defeat on Wednesday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Spiders at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Richmond's last 5 games on the road
Richmond is 4-12-2 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Richmond is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Richmond is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Dayton
Dayton is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Richmond
Dayton is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dayton's last 9 games when playing Richmond
Dayton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Richmond

Next up:
Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, March 6
Dayton home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, March 6