Planning on watching today’s Rams and Spiders game? Catch the action at Robins Center in Richmond, VA, as the Spiders hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on CBSS. The over/under for this Atlantic 10 conference contest is set at 136 points, with Richmond being favored by -2.5 at home against VCU.

VCU RAMS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Richmond Spiders -2.5

This game will be played at Robins Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

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 -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Are VCU Ready for a Road Win?

VCU comes into tonight’s game as the underdog, as they have gone 3-5 when not favored this season. The Rams are 19-9 overall, including a 11-4 mark in Atlantic 10 play.

VCU has gone 5-3 on the road this season, and they are coming off a win over Rhode Island. Over their last 10 road games, the Rams have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, VCU has gone 4-4 vs. the spread this season and is 17-11 ATS overall. On the road, the Rams are 5-3 vs. the spread and have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, VCU is 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in VCU’s games this season (140.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

The VCU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 88 points vs. Rhode Island. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.4% while connecting on 10 threes. One area that the VCU offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 168th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

The Rams’ defense is presently ranked 40th nationally, allowing an average of 66.3 points per contest. So far, the VCU defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (574th).

Will the Spiders Defense Show Up at Home?

Richmond comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 16 of their 28 games this season. They have gone 15-1 in those contests, and they have gone 13-2 at home this year.

The Spiders have been on a roll lately, winning four games in a row. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1, and they are coming off an 80-64 win over Saint Louis.

As the favorite this season, Richmond has a strong ATS record of 13-3. Their overall ATS mark stands at 20-7. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Spiders have gone 8-2. At home, Richmond is 12-3 vs. the spread this year.

So far this season, the over/under record for Richmond games is 13-13-1. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 138.9 points, which is 1.9 points lower than the average over/under line of 140.8. Today’s over/under line is set at 136. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

In their latest game, Richmond offense put up 80 points against Saint Louis. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 11 threes. The top scorer for the Spiders was Jordan King with 27 points, while Neal Quinn also added 14 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Spiders’ defense is ranked 34th in the country at 65.8 points per contest. Richmond will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Saint Louis to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.