The Richmond Spiders (1-8, 1-0 A10), 1.5-point underdogs, will be at Rose Hill Gym to meet the Fordham Rams (5-6, 0-1 A10) in an A10 matchup. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 133 points and it begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Richmond Spiders vs. Fordham Rams Betting Odds
In their last outing, the Rams lost to the VCU Rams, 76-63, while the Spiders were victorious over the Davidson Wildcats, 69-58.
Richmond dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.447 (above their season average of 0.193) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.511 (above their season average of 0.465). Davidson put up marks of 0.182 and 0.436, respectively, for those same stats. Fordham, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.548 (above their season average of 0.496). Will Tavares was a key piece for Fordham with 20 points. Nick Sherod had a good outing for Richmond, finishing with 22 points and nine rebounds.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams clash. Fordham ranks 264th in possessions per game (67.5) and Richmond is 272nd (69.3) dating back to the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the Spiders have committed the 53rd-fewest errors in the nation (turnover percentage of 16.5 percent), while the gambling defense of the Rams has caused the 32nd-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 25.4 percent).
Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Spiders games, with 6 overs compared to 5 unders. Richmond holds records of 1-8 straight up (SU) and 4-7 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Rams’ 9 games with betting action, 5 have finished under the total. Further, Fordham is 5-6 SU and 2-7 ATS.
The Spiders dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last game, Richmond won 70-48. The Spiders’ 25.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Rams, who had a mark of 16.1.
Richmond Spiders vs. Fordham Rams ATS Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Fordham, ATS Winner – Fordham, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Fordham ranks fourth in steals per game (10.1) while Richmond ranks 92nd (6.6).
The Rams are 41st in the NCAA with 19.1 three pointers allowed per game while the Spiders are 47th with 20.3 three pointers allowed per game.
The Rams average 13.6 assists per game, which ranks 116th in the NCAA. The Spiders rank 192nd in assists allowed per game (13.8).
Richmond ranks 151st in rebounds allowed per game (36.4) while Fordham ranks 226th (36.6).