The Richmond Spiders and Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens will square off at Robins Center to commence the new season. Richmond opened as a 10-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 143.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Richmond Spiders ATS Preview
Neither team made the tournament last season. Delaware went 13-20 in the regular season while Richmond finished 20-12.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Richmond should have a significant edge. Last season, the Spiders offense ranked 50th in that metric at 0.539, while the Delaware defense ranked 272nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.523).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens were 13-20 straight up (SU) and 16-13-1 against the spread (ATS) last season. Of Delaware’s 30 games with betting action last year, 16 finished over the projected point total.
Meanwhile, the Spiders were 20-12 SU and 16-14-1 ATS last season. Games featuring Richmond also had a slight tendency to finish over the projected point total (51.6 percent).
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs. Richmond Spiders ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 170th in blocks per game (3.1) while the Spiders rank 265th (1.9).
- Richmond ranks 14th in assists per game (16.9) while Delaware ranks 259th (11.7).
- The Spiders average 22.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 100th in the NCAA. The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 262nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
- Delaware ranks 188th in rebounds per game (35.2) while Richmond ranks 305th (30.8).