Looking to win big? The Spiders and Rams face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Rams are hosting the game at Ryan Center in Kingston, RI. Richmond is favored by -4 in this Atlantic 10 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 144.5 points.

RICHMOND SPIDERS VS RHODE ISLAND RAMS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rhode Island Rams +4

This game will be played at Ryan Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE RHODE ISLAND RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will Rhode Island pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Richmond Have What it Takes on the Road?

The Richmond Spiders will be on the road as they look to improve upon their 5-5 record away from home. So far, the team has gone 18-7 overall, including a 10-2 mark in the Atlantic 10.

Richmond is coming off a 90-74 win over George Washington, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five road games. On the season, the team has been favored in 13 of their 25 games, going 12-1 in those matchups.

When it comes to covering the spread this season, Richmond has been one of the best teams in the country with an 18-6 record. They have also been solid vs. the spread as the favorite, going 11-2 this season. On the road, the Spiders are 6-4 vs. the spread this year and have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Richmond’s over/under record for the season is 12-11-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 140.5. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 144.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 146 points scored.

Richmond finished with 90 points in their game against George Washington. This total surpasses their season-average of 73 points per game. The top scorer for the Spiders was Jordan King with 24 points, while Neal Quinn also chipped in with 19 points.

The Spiders’ defense is presently ranked 33rd nationally, allowing an average of 65.5 points per contest. Richmond’s three-point defense is currently 162nd in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Richmond.

Do the Rams Have What it Takes at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Rhode Island has a solid 8-5 record at home this season. They have gone 5-10 when playing as the underdog this year. Over their last 10 games at home, the Rams are 4-6.

After losing their most recent game to Loyola Chicago, Rhode Island’s record stands at 11-14. They have gone 5-7 in Atlantic 10 play and 6-7 in non-conference action. For the season, the Rams have an average scoring differential of -11.3 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Rhode Island has gone 7-8 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have an ATS mark of 6-4. At home this year, Rhode Island is 6-6-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 for the Rhode Island versus Richmond game is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this season (144.3). So far, 13 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, they have an over/under record of 1-2.

In contrast to their season average of 73.8 points per game, the Rhode Island had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Loyola Chicago and had a field goal percentage of 44.6%. On the offensive front, the Rams have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 100th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 124th in terms of percentage and 281st in three-pointers made.

The Rams’ defense is presently ranked 266th nationally, allowing an average of 76.0 points per contest. Rhode Island’s three-point defense is currently 199th in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Rhode Island.