Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Wildcats versus the Spiders? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Robins Center in Richmond, VA. This Atlantic 10 conference matchup has an over/under of 133.5 points, and Richmond is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Davidson.

DAVIDSON WILDCATS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Richmond Spiders -5.5

This game will be played at Robins Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE RICHMOND SPIDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Spiders.
  • Not only will Richmond pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Davidson?

Davidson comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 5-6 in their 11 games as the underdog this season. They have gone 15-11 overall, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak. In their last game, they beat Fordham by a score of 68-53.

On the road, the Wildcats have gone 6-5 this season, and their average scoring margin is 0.0 points per game. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 5-5, and their record over their last five road games is 3-2.

Davidson has an ATS record of 12-11 this season and they are 7-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Wildcats have gone 6-5 vs. the spread this year and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Davidson has an ATS mark of 2-1 in their last 3 road games and they are 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 road contests.

So far this season, the over/under record in Davidson games is 9-14. Today’s line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 138.5. This year, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

In their previous game, the Wildcats’ offense finished with 68 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.3 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Connor Kochera with 21 points. Reed Bailey also added 19 points for the Wildcats.

So far this season, the Davidson defense has been performing well, ranking 43rd in the country at 66.5 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Richmond. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.9%.

Can the Spiders Pull Off a Home Win?

Richmond is coming off a 85-77 win over Rhode Island, and they have won two straight games. They are 19-7 overall, and 11-2 in Atlantic 10 play.

At home, the Spiders have been dominant, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +12.6 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, they are 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Richmond has gone 12-2 vs. the spread. At home, the Spiders have an ATS mark of 12-2 and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

So far this year, the over/under record in Richmond games is 13-11-1. Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year of 140.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Richmond offense is coming off a game in which they scored 85 points vs. Rhode Island. Overall their field goal percentage was 55% while connecting on 9 threes. For the season, the Richmond offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 52% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.6 made three’s per contest.

The Spiders’ defense is presently ranked 36th nationally, allowing an average of 66.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Davidson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.2%.