Betting on today's Bulls and Spiders game? Catch the action at Robins Center in Richmond, VA, as the Spiders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 144 points, with the Spiders being the favored team playing at home against the Bulls.

BUFFALO BULLS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Bulls +15.5

This game will be played at Robins Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Spiders.
  • Even though we have Richmond winning straight-up, we like Buffalo at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Buffalo Stand a Chance on the Road?

Buffalo has already played 10 games this season and currently have a record of 1-9. In their previous 10 road games, which includes last year, Buffalo went 2-8. Buffalo currently holds an ATS record of 3-5, which is below .500. However, when playing on the road, Buffalo has a perfect 3-0 record vs. the spread this season, and in their last ten road games, they are 6-4 ATS.

After 10 games, Buffalo has an over/under record of 4-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 147.2 points per game so far. The Bulls' last five games have culminated with an average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Buffalo offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Butler. In that game, they made 6/26 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.7%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sy Chatman who comes into today's matchup averaging 16.3. Jonnivius Smith also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.

So far, the Bulls' defense is ranked 282nd in the country at 83.0 points per contest. The Buffalo defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Butler to connect on 5 threes.

Will Richmond Find a Way to Win at Home?

Richmond, who is 6-5, will play Buffalo today. In their previous ten home games, Richmond has a 8-2 record, which includes last year. As Richmond gets ready to face Buffalo, their against the spread (ATS) record stands at 6-3. When playing away, the Spiders are 1-3 vs. the spread, while at home they are a perfect 5-0 ATS.

Richmond comes in with an over/under record of 6-2-1 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 147.6 points per game so far. The Spiders have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

The Richmond offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Florida. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.9% and connected on 11 threes. Jordan King is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 19.6 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Neal Quinn brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

At present, the Spiders' defense is nationally ranked 56th, allowing 65.1 points per game. So far, the Richmond defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 7.6 times per game (306th).