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Spiders open as college hoops underdog vs Flyers

Richmond SpidersDayton Flyers
18-12March 08, 2014, 07:00 | Dayton Arena21-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Dayton and Richmond on Saturday, with the host Flyers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Dayton will face the 18-12 Spiders, who own a 13-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flyers are 14-11 on the OU so far this season while the Spiders are 12-17.

View Richmond Spiders vs Dayton Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spiders were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 57 (Flyers) and the No. 196 (Spiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Richmond lost its last outing, a 56-50 result against Virginia Commonwealth on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Richmond got 20 points from Kendall Anthony but lost anyway, 56-50, to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday at Robins Center.

Dayton won its last outing, a 72-67 result against Saint Louis on March 5. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Jordan Sibert scored 14 points leading the Flyers to a 72-67 victory over Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Dayton has the nation's No. 77-rated offensive output, at 73.6 PPG. The visiting Spiders defense ranks No. 47 allowing on average 65.17 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 46.36% so far, more than the Spiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.31% per game.

A few Spiders at Flyers trends to consider:
Richmond is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Richmond is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Richmond's last 5 games
Richmond is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Dayton is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Dayton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 6 games at home