Richmond Spiders vs. Fordham Rams - 2/15/14
Fordham Rams (9-14) at Richmond Spiders (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fordham Rams will go on the road to play the Richmond Spiders. These two teams played each other earlier in the year and Richmond won 77-74 in overtime.
The Rams have lost four of their last five games due to poor play at both ends of the court. While they average 73 points per game on offense, they’re managing just 65.8 points in their last five games. They usually give up 78.3 points, but that average has been bumped up to 82.8 points. Granted, they played some of the top competition in the conference, but it won’t get an easier against a Richmond team that’s won six of its last eight. They are 8-9-1 ATS and 3-6-1 ATS on the road.
The Spiders have won two straight games and are 13-0 SU when holding their opponents to 65 or fewer points. While they aren’t much of an offensive team, they still manage to score 68.3 points and shoot 42.4 percent from the field on their home court. On the season, they’re holding teams to 65.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting. They are 10-12-1 ATS and 4-6-1 ATS on their home court.
With the way the Rams have struggled at both ends of the court and their 2-9 SU road record, there’s no way Richmond isn’t the pick here. The Spiders are 10-2 SU at home, and the home team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams. The Rams are just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight road games.
Richmond got the job done earlier this season, there’s no reason to think the result won’t be the same on Saturday.