Betting on today’s Hawks and Spiders game? Catch the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Spiders hosts this showdown at 11:30 ET on USA. The over/under for this game is set at 142 points, and Richmond is favored by -2.5 vs. Saint Joseph’s in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.


The Pick: Richmond Spiders -2.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 11:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Spiders.
  • Not only will Richmond pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hawks Win in Brooklyn?

Heading into today’s game against Richmond, Saint Joseph’s is 19-12 overall this season, including a 9-9 record in Atlantic 10 play. On the road, the Hawks have gone just 4-9, compared to a 15-3 record at home.

Over their last 10 games on the road, Saint Joseph’s has gone just 3-7, and they come into today’s game on a four-game losing streak away from home. For the season, the Hawks have gone 2-8 when listed as the underdog.

As the underdog, Saint Joseph’s has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS mark of 6-7 this season and are 2-3 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread. Overall, Saint Joseph’s has an ATS record of 16-15 this year.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Joseph’s games is 17-13-1, and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average line of 146.9. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Saint Joseph’s is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 89 points versus Davidson. This output is higher than their season-average of 76.3 points per game. On the offensive front, the Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 206th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 78th in terms of percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 131st in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. The Saint Joseph’s defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Davidson to connect on 10 threes.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Richmond?

Richmond has been outstanding at home this season, going 15-2 with an average scoring margin of +11.1 points per game. They have won three straight games at home and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at the Robins Center.

Overall, the Spiders have gone 23-8 this season, including a 15-3 mark in Atlantic 10 games. They have been the favorite in 18 of their 31 games and have gone 17-1 in those contests.

As the favorite, Richmond has gone 14-4 vs. the spread this season and is 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite. However, their ATS record at home has been a bit shaky recently, going just 1-2 in their last 3 and 2-3 in their last 5. Overall, the Spiders are 13-4 ATS at home this season.

Richmond’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-15-1. So far, the average point total in their games is 138.5 compared to an average over/under line of 140.6, resulting in an average margin of -2.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is higher than the average point total in their games. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Most recently, the Richmond offense finished with just 46 points vs. George Mason. For the game, they hit 4/15 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.3%. Isaiah Bigelow was the leading scorer for the Spiders, putting up 11 points. In addition, Neal Quinn contributed 11 points.

This season, the Richmond defense has been impressive, holding the 33rd position in the country while permitting an average of 66.1 points per contest. The Richmond defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed George Mason to connect on 7 threes.