The Richmond Spiders (0-5) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first victory when they go head-to-head against the Old Dominion Monarchs (5-3) at Constant Convocation Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 130.5 points with Old Dominion opening as an 11-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Richmond Spiders vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Free Preview
The Spiders were blown out by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in their last game, 82-53. Richmond’s Grant Golden had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-18 shooting. Wake Forest’s 0.263 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Richmond, who had a mark of 0.085. The Demon Deacons mark was below their season average of 0.339, while the Spiders was below their season average of 0.227.
In the Monarchs last game, they were thoroughly outplayed by the VCU Rams, 82-75. Randy Haynes led Old Dominion in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-17 shooting. VCU did a great job of making free throws (20-25; 80.0 percent). Old Dominion, on the other hand, forced the Rams into a turnover percentage of 20.0 (above their season average of 14.5).
Expect Old Dominion to dominate the offensive glass in this matchup. Since last season, the Monarchs rank 43rd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), while Richmond ranks 257th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.4 percent).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Richmond games have gone under 57.1 percent of the time, while games involving Old Dominion have finished over 57.1 percent of the time. The Monarchs have the substantial advantage straight up (SU) (5-3 vs. 0-5), but the Spiders have been superior against the spread (ATS) (2-5 vs. 3-4).
The Monarchs won the sole contest against the Spiders last season, 64-61. The Monarchs played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 45.2 and a great free throw rate of 0.260. For those same stats, the Spiders recorded marks of 21.2 and 0.192, respectively.
Richmond Spiders vs. Old Dominion Monarchs ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Monarchs rank 21st in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Spiders rank 197th (13.7).
- Old Dominion ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Richmond ranks 73rd (5.6).
- Old Dominion ranks 65th in rebounds per game (38.2) while Richmond ranks 306th (30.2).
- The Monarchs rank 46th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Spiders rank 269th (2.0).
- Richmond ranks 112th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while Old Dominion ranks 316th (16.0).