Betting on today's Leopards and Spiders game? Catch the action at Robins Center in Richmond, VA, as the Spiders hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 136.5 points, and the Spiders are favored to win at home against the Leopards.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lafayette Leopards +17

This game will be played at Robins Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Spiders.
  • Even though we have Richmond winning straight-up, we like Lafayette at +17.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Lafayette Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Heading into their matchup against Richmond, the Lafayette Leopards have a 1-11 record. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Lafayette went 1-9. Lafayette's ATS record leading up to today's game is 3-8, while in their previous five games, they are 1-4 vs. the spread.

Lafayette comes in with an over/under record of 4-7-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 134.2 points per game so far. When analyzing the Leopards' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 135 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Lafayette offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 60 points against Quinnipiac. In that game, they made 3/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40.7%. The Lafayette offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.3 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 28% of their looks from outside this season.

On defense, Lafayette is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.5 points per game. Against Quinnipiac in their most recent game, the Lafayette defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Quinnipiac to hit 40% of their shots.

Will Richmond Come Through as Home Favorites?

Richmond comes into this game with a 7-5 record after defeating Buffalo 72-66 in their last game. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Richmond is 8-2. Richmond enters the game with a solid ATS record of 7-4, sitting above the .500 mark. Within that record, the team has gone 1-3 vs. the spread on the road and an impressive 6-1 at home.

In 12 games, Richmond comes in with an over/under mark of 6-4-1, with their games averaging 144.2 points per game. In the Spiders' last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 145 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

The Richmond offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Buffalo. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.8% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jordan King, who is averaging 18.8 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Neal Quinn also maintains a PPG average of 14.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Spiders' defense is positioned 94th in the country, permitting 68.1 points per game. So far, the Richmond defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 7.7 times per game (320th).