The Richmond Spiders and the Davidson Wildcats are set to square off in an Atlantic 10 matchup at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at the Robins Center. The Spiders are 10-6 overall and 7-1 at home, while Davidson is 13-2 overall and 3-1 on the road. The Spiders have won seven of the last 10 head-to-head meetings and covered the spread in eight of those contests.
However, the Wildcats have been the better team against the spread this season, with a 10-3 record against the number compared to Richmond's 7-9 record. The Spiders are favored by one point in the latest Richmond vs. Davidson odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 147.5. Before entering any Davidson vs. Richmond picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Richmond vs. Davidson spread: Richmond -1
- Richmond vs. Davidson over-under: 147.5 points
What you need to know about Richmond
Richmond was able to grind out a solid win over the Massachusetts Minutemen last week, winning 80-72. Richmond's guard Jacob Gilyard was one of the most active players for the team, posting a double-double on 17 points and 10 assists. The fifth year starter for the program knows the offense well and is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 assists per game, while also providing 3.5 steals per game on the other end of the floor.
Tyler Burton (18.2 ppg) and Grant Golden (15.4 ppg) have both spent their entire careers in the Richmond program as well and Chris Mooney's squad has clearly benefitted from the continuity. In fact, four of the top five players in the Richmond rotation are in at least their fifth season playing for the Spiders.
What you need to know about Davidson
Meanwhile, UMass typically has all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Davidson proved too difficult a challenge. Davidson walked away with a 77-67 victory. Davidson got double-digit scores from four players: forward Luka Brajkovic (25), forward Hyunjung Lee (18), guard Foster Loyer (11) and forward Sam Mennenga (10).
Davidson ranks second in the nation in 3-point shooting (41.5 percent) and 29th in assists per game (16.5).
How to make Richmond vs. Davidson picks
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