Planning on watching today's Spiders and Rams game? Catch the action at Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Atlantic 10 matchup, Richmond is favored by -2 vs. Fordham. The over/under for the game is 137.5 points.

RICHMOND SPIDERS VS FORDHAM RAMS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fordham Rams +2

This game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE FORDHAM RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will Fordham pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Does Richmond Have What it Takes on the Road?

Richmond has been on fire lately, winning 10 straight games and posting a 15-5 record overall. They have been especially dominant at home, going 11-1 compared to just 3-4 on the road.

As the favorite, the Spiders have been perfect this season, going 9-0. They have been the favorite in nine of their 20 games.

Richmond has been one of the best teams against the spread this season, going 15-4 overall. Their ATS mark is even more impressive when they are favored, as they have an 8-1 record vs. the spread in those games. On the road, the Spiders have an ATS mark of 4-3 and have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Today's over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Richmond's games this season (140.1). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Spiders' offense finished with 69 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 72.9 points per contest. For the season, the Richmond offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 338th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

The Spiders' defense is presently ranked 37th nationally, allowing an average of 64.9 points per contest. So far, the Richmond defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8 times per game (348th).

Can the Rams Secure a Win at Home?

At home this season, Fordham has gone 5-9, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak at home. For the year, their average scoring margin at home is +2.0 points per game.

Overall, the Rams have a record of 9-11, including a 3-4 mark in the Atlantic 10. So far, they have gone 4-5 when listed as the underdog.

As the underdog, Fordham has gone 4-5 against the spread this season. Their home ATS mark is 4-10, including an 0-3 record in their last three games. Overall, the Rams are just 8-12 vs. the spread this year.

This season, the over/under record for Fordham games is 12-8, and today's line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.2). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their latest game, Fordham offense put up 59 points against Duquesne. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.8% and made 4 threes. On the offensive front, the Rams have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 361st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 348th in terms of percentage and 139th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Fordham is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.5 points per game. Fordham's three-point defense is currently 29th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Fordham.