Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bonnies versus the Spiders? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Robins Center in Richmond, VA. The odds for this Atlantic 10 conference game currently have the Spiders as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140.5 points.
ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Richmond Spiders -1
This game will be played at Robins Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE RICHMOND SPIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Spiders.
- Not only will Richmond pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Bonnies Lock in a Win at Richmond?
St. Bonaventure comes into today’s game as the underdog, with a record of 10-3 and a three-game win streak. So far this season, the Bonnies have gone 3-0 on the road, with an average scoring margin of +20.0 points per game.
In their last game, St. Bonaventure faced off against VCU and came away with an 89-78 victory. Over their last ten road games, the Bonnies have gone just 5-5.
St. Bonaventure has an overall ATS record of 7-6 this season. On the road, they are a perfect 3-0 vs. the spread and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Bonnies have gone 2-2 vs. the spread this year and are 4-6 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
This season, St. Bonaventure’s over/under record is 7-6. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 140.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games this season (138). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.
In their recent matchup, the St. Bonaventure offense ended with 89 points against VCU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 12 threes. In terms of offense, the Bonnies have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 92nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 64th in percentage and 98th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bonnies’ defense is ranked 49th in the country at 65.3 points per contest. St. Bonaventure’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the VCU offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 78 points.
Can Richmond Grab a Win at Home?
Heading into today’s matchup, Richmond is favored by 1 point and holds a record of 8-5. Over their last 10 games at home, the Spiders are 8-2 and have won their last five games at home.
In their last game, Richmond took on Lafayette and came away with a 59-38 victory. So far this season, the Spiders have been favored in all seven of their games and have yet to lose as the favorite.
At home this season, Richmond has an ATS record of 7-1 and an overall ATS mark of 8-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Spiders have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
Richmond’s over/under record for the season sits at 6-5-1. So far, their games have averaged 140.2 points compared to an average over/under line of 141.7, resulting in an average margin of -1.5 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 118 points, and their OU record during that stretch is 0-3. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is similar to their season-long average OU line of 141.7. This season, eight of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 140.5.
In their most recent game, the Richmond offense concluded with only 59 points against Lafayette. Throughout the game, they made 9/27 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.3%. For the season, the Richmond offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 351st in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
The Spiders’ defense is presently ranked 60th nationally, allowing an average of 65.8 points per contest. The Richmond defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 38 points and allowed Lafayette to connect on 9 threes.