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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Richmond Spiders Betting Matchup Report

Richmond SpidersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
14-7February 01, 2014, 11:00 | Siegel Center17-4



The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Richmond Spiders at Siegel Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Rams sit at 17-4 (8-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spiders are currently 14-7 (9-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Commonwealth is 6-12 OU, and Richmond is 12-8 OU.

View Richmond Spiders vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Rams in this one found them listed as -9.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Spiders was expected to move the line.

The Rams - Spiders odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Richmond is at No. 175.



In their last action, Richmond was a 77-57 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Spiders were hammered by Saint Louis on Wednesday, losing by a 77-57 final at Chaifetz Arena in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 76-60 winner as they battled Fordham at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18-point favorite. Melvin Johnson scored 13 points leading the Rams to a 76-60 victory over Fordham at Siegel Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Commonwealth's No. 92-rated squad against Richmond's No. 224-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Commonwealth rates No. 42 in the country with 7.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 120 nationally with 6.24 per match.

A few Spiders at Rams trends to consider:
Richmond is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Richmond is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games
Richmond is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Richmond


Next up:
Richmond home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 5th
Virginia Commonwealth at Rhode Island, Thursday, February 6th

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