The Spiders and Billikens are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Billikens will host the game at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO. Richmond come into this Atlantic 10 conference matchup as the -6 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 151.5 points.

RICHMOND SPIDERS VS SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +6

This game will be played at Chaifetz Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Billikens.
  • Not only will Saint Louis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Richmond?

Richmond heads into tonight’s game against Saint Louis as the favorite. The Spiders have been favored in 15 of their games this season and have gone 14-1 in those games. They have also won their last three games and are 20-7 overall.

On the road, the Spiders have gone 6-5 this season, and they are currently on a two-game win streak. Their average scoring margin on the road is +0.1, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

Richmond has been solid against the spread this season, going 19-7. They have been even better vs. the spread when favored, going 12-3. On the road, the Spiders have gone 7-4 vs. the spread this year and are 2-1 in their last 3 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Richmond games is 13-12-1, and today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, and over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 141 points. So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

Richmond offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Davidson. In that game, they made 7/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.2%. 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.

In the current season, the Richmond defense has excelled, sitting 36th in the nation by allowing 65.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. Saint Louis, the Richmond defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Richmond made 17 free-throws vs. the Spiders.

Can the Saint Louis Offense Score Enough at Home?

Despite being the underdog, the Billikens have been the underdog in 18 of their 27 games this season, and they have gone 4-14 in those games. At home this season, they are 7-8, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.

Most recently, Saint Louis beat George Washington by a score of 96-91. This season, they have gone 3-11 in Atlantic 10 play, and they are 10-17 overall.

This season, Saint Louis has an ATS record of 10-16 and they are 5-10 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Billikens have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Saint Louis’ games this season (148.3). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 171 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Saint Louis’ offense scored 96 points against George Washington. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 27/33 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Billikens offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

At this time, the Billikens’ defense is positioned 307th in the country, permitting 78.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. Richmond, the Saint Louis defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Saint Louis made 27 free-throws vs. the Billikens.