Check out our free Loyola Chicago vs Richmond pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Richmond. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Loyola Chicago vs Richmond Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Ramblers vs Spiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Chicago Ramblers at Richmond Spiders
- Where: Richmond at Robins Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Loyola Chicago +7.5, LOYCH +267 | RICH -344 O/U 135.5
Loyola Chicago will take the floor against the Spiders with an overall record of 8-15. So far, the Ramblers have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 2-8. For the season, Loyola Chicago has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 3-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ramblers being +7.5 point underdogs.
Philip Alston comes into today’s game as the Ramblers’ leading scorer at 14.57 points per contest. Not only has Alston been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Loyola Chicago’s top rebounder at 5.87 boards per contest. Behind Alston, the team has benefited from the strong play of Braden Norris, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.9% of his shots and is adding 2.26 boards per game.
Coming into the game, Loyola Chicago is averaging 73.8, which is 122nd in the college basketball. A strength of the team’s offensive attack is their ability to knock down shots from deep. So far, the Ramblers are 61st in 3-point shooting percentage (38.2%). In terms of pace, Loyola Chicago perfers to slow the game down, averaging just 65.2 possessions per game.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Loyola Chicago, the Richmond Spiders will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 12-13. So far this season, Richmond has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-3. The Spiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Richmond has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 9-6.
Richmond will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Burton who is averaging 18.88 points per game for the Spiders. Burton is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spiders’ offensive game plan is the play of Isaiah Bigelow who has hit 37.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Richmond this season, as they are currently ranked 181st in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 272nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Richmond Spiders -7.5
If you are eying this matchup between Loyola Chicago Ramblers and Richmond Spiders as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Richmond to cover the spread as -7.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Richmond shooting well enough to keep the Ramblers at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Spiders’ to win the game and cover the spread.