Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Spiders versus the Rams? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA. The odds for this Atlantic 10 conference game currently have VCU as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 135.5 points.
RICHMOND SPIDERS VS VCU RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: VCU Rams -3.5
This game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE VCU RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Rams.
- Not only will VCU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Richmond Be The Talk of Stuart C. Siegel Center?
Richmond heads into tonight’s game against VCU as the underdog, as they are getting 3.5 points. The Spiders have been a much better team at home this season, as they are 11-1 compared to a 4-4 record on the road. They have won their last four games away from home.
Richmond has been on fire lately, as they have won 11 games in a row, and they are a perfect 8-0 in Atlantic 10 play. So far, they have been the underdog in 10 games, going 5-5 in those contests. In their last game, they defeated Fordham, 83-69.
As the underdog, Richmond has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 7-3. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-3, and they have covered in all three of their last three road games. For the year, the Spiders are 16-4 vs. the spread.
Richmond’s over/under record this season is 10-9-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 138 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (140) and their average margin versus the over/under line this year is -2. So far, 16 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line and their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line in 11 of their games. The average scoring total in their last three games is 147 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.
In their latest game, Richmond’s offense looked good, scoring 83 points against Fordham. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 58.5% and made 13/16 free throws. Offensively, the Spiders hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 110th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 60th in terms of percentage and 152nd in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Spiders’ defense holds the 33rd rank in the nation, allowing 65.1 points per game. Richmond’s three-point defense is currently 157th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.3% of their shots vs. Richmond.
Are the Rams Ready for a Home Win?
VCU will be looking to bounce back from a 67-62 loss to St. Bonaventure. Over their last 10 home games, the Rams have gone 6-4. For the season, they are 10-6 at home, compared to 3-2 on the road.
On the year, VCU has been the favorite in 15 of their 21 games, going 11-4 in those matchups. They are 13-8 overall, including a 5-3 record in Atlantic 10 play.
As the favorite, VCU has a solid ATS record of 9-6 this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rams are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, VCU is 9-7 vs. the spread this season.
Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 140.5 in VCU’s games this season. The over/under record in their games is 10-11, and over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2.
The VCU offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against St. Bonaventure. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.6% and connected on 11 threes. Max Shulga is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.2. Meanwhile, Zeb Jackson also brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
At present, the Rams’ defense is nationally ranked 60th, allowing 66.8 points per game. The VCU defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed St. Bonaventure to connect on 5 threes.