Looking to win big? The Hawks and Spiders face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Spiders are hosting the game at Robins Center in Richmond, VA. The over/under for this Atlantic 10 conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with Richmond being favored by -6 at home against Saint Joseph’s.

SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Richmond Spiders -6

This game will be played at Robins Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE RICHMOND SPIDERS:

  • 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 -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Hawks Stand a Chance in Richmond?

As an underdog this season, Saint Joseph’s has gone 2-7. On the road, they have gone 4-8, and their average scoring differential is -2.6 points per game. They are coming off an 82-69 win over Fordham.

Overall, the Hawks are 18-11, and in Atlantic 10 play, they have gone 8-8. At home, they have gone 14-3, and their average scoring differential is +11.1 points per game. Their last 10 road games have seen them go 3-7.

As the underdog, Saint Joseph’s has gone just 4-5 vs. the spread this season. On the road, the Hawks are 6-6 ATS and just 1-2 in their last three games vs. the spread away from home.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Saint Joseph’s games this season (147). So far, the over/under record in their games is 16-12-1. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

Saint Joseph’s finished with 82 points in their game against Fordham. This total surpasses their season-average of 76.7 points per game. Erik Reynolds II is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Xzayvier Brown brings a PPG average of 12.9 into the game.

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 146th rank in the nation, allowing 71.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Fordham, the Rams finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 69 points vs. Saint Joseph’s.

Will Richmond Make it Happen at Home?

Richmond has been a much better team at home this season, going 14-2 compared to 7-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.4 compared to +1.4 on the road. The Spiders have won their last two games at home and are 9-1 in their last 10.

Overall, Richmond has gone 22-7 this season, including a 14-2 record in Atlantic 10 games. They have won five straight games, most recently defeating VCU 79-76.

As the favorite this season, Richmond has gone 13-4 vs. the spread. However, their ATS mark at home this year is just 12-4. Over their last three home games, the Spiders are 0-3 ATS and they are just 2-3 ATS at home over their last five contests. Their ATS record as the favorite over their last 10 games is 7-3.

Richmond’s over/under record for the season is 14-13-1, and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Richmond recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 79 points against VCU. This output exceeded their season average of 73.6 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jordan King, who holds an average of 19.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Neal Quinn is averaging 12.2 points per game this season.

So far, the Spiders’ defense is ranked 37th in the country at 66.1 points per contest. So far, the Richmond defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 7.9 times per game (351st).