Richmond Spiders vs. Rhode Island Rams: January 6, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Richmond Spiders (6-1) host the Rhode Island Rams (4-5) as 5-point favorites after Blake Francis went off for 27 points in the Spiders 75-73 victory over Loyola Chicago. The matchup airs on CBS Sports at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 145 points.

Betting Information

Richmond vs Rhode Island Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Richmond -5 -112 -109 145 -108 -113 -225 180

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Computer picks for Richmond vs Rhode Island
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rhode Island (+5) Over (145) Richmond 74 Rhode Island 71

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Total Facts

  • In 142.9% of their opportunities this season (10 of seven chances), the Spiders and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 145 points.
  • Rhode Island has played in four games this season (out of nine total matchups — 44.4% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 145 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 150.7 points per game, 5.7 more points than the total of 145 set for this game.
  • The Spiders and the Rams have seen their opponents average a combined 2.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 145 set in this matchup.
  • The Spiders average point total in matchups this year is 147.4, 2.4 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Rams this year is 1.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Richmond Betting Information

  • Richmond is solid against the spread, going 4-3 on the season.
  • The Spiders have posted an even record of 2-2 against the spread when the spread is -5 or bigger.
  • The Spiders and their opponents have gone over the total in 5 of 7 games (71.4%) this season.

Rhode Island Betting Information

  • Rhode Island has a 5-4 record against the spread, covering in 55.6% of their matchups.
  • When they are at least 5-point underdogs, the Rams have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • Rhode Island has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 55.6% of matchups this year (5 out of 9 opportunities).

Head to Head

Richmond vs Rhode Island (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/5/2020 Rhode Island -3 145.5 -158 130 Regular Season 69-61 RICH
1/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-67 URI

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Richmond Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Spiders this season is Francis, who averages 16.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
  • Richmond’s leading rebounder is Tyler Burton averaging 8.4 boards per game and its best passer is Jacob Gilyard and his 5.7 assists per game.
  • The Spiders get the most three-point shooting production out of Francis, who knocks down 2.4 threes per game.
  • The Richmond steals leader is Gilyard, who averages 3.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Burton, who compiles 0.6 rejections per contest.

Rhode Island Leaders

  • The Rams’ Fatts Russell puts up enough points (14.4 per game) and assists (4.2 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Rhode Island’s Antwan Walker stats (7.3 rebounds per game, 8.4 points per game, 1.5 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Jeremy Sheppard leads the Rams in three-point shooting with an average of 1.4 made threes per game.
  • Rhode Island’s leader in steals is Russell (2.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Makhel Mitchell (1.4 per game).
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