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VCU Rams Face the Richmond Spiders: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away VCU Rams taking on the Richmond Spiders Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Richmond Spiders betting line opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

VCU Rams vs Richmond Spiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Richmond Spiders are 15-10 overall and 12-8-1 ATS, while the VCU Rams are 21-5 and 10-13-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Richmond boasts a 11-10 on the OU, and VCU is 14-10.

This game puts the Richmond Spiders, most recently No. 166 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the VCU Rams, who rate No. 20 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Richmond's No. 142-ranked scoring average of 73.96 PPG, against a VCU Rams defense rated No. 41 and allowing 66.15 PPG. The Richmond Spiders FG% has averaged 46.25% to date this season, less than the VCU Rams shooters have managed so far (47.16% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams used a 34-point performance from JeQuan Lewis to help VCU smack Saint Joseph's 91-81 on Tuesday at Siegel Center.

Richmond was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by George Mason and falling by a 93-70 score at EagleBank Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

VCU home to Saint Louis, Wednesday, February 22nd
Richmond at Davidson, Tuesday, February 21st