VCU vs Richmond Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Spiders' Road Woes Continue in A-10 Showdown)

VCU vs Richmond Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Spiders' Road Woes Continue in A-10 Showdown)


VCU vs Richmond Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • VCU (21-7, 12-3 A-10) vs. Richmond (14-14, 7-8 A-10)
  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Stuart C. Siegel Center -- Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Friday, Feb. 24's NCAA college basketball slate features some A-10 action as the VCU Rams look to fend off the rival Richmond Spiders at Stuart C. Siegel Center.

VCU has been on fire lately, notching its fifth win in the last six tries with an 88-63 win over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Richmond has bounced back and forth between wins and losses lately. Having said that, the Spiders were victorious in their last outing — an 81-78 win over Saint Louis.

Does VCU have what it takes to win its fourth straight game tonight? Or will Richmond shock the Morgantown crowd with an upset?

VCU vs Richmond Odds & Spread

VCU enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 133.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

VCU vs Richmond Betting Trends

  • VCU has 13 wins in 28 games against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 9.5-point favorites or more, the Rams are 4-6.
  • There have been 12 VCU's games (out of 28) that hit the over this season.
  • Richmond's record against the spread is 11-17-0.
  • There have been 15 Richmond games (out of 28) that hit the over this season.
VCU Rank VCU AVG Richmond AVG Richmond Rank
205th 70.5 Points Scored 70.0 219th
23rd 62.8 Points Allowed 68.5 139th
268th 30.3 Rebounds 31.1 226th
218th 8.1 Off. Rebounds 6.3 333rd
316th 5.9 3pt Made 8.4 73rd
230th 12.5 Assists 12.5 230th
312th 13.6 Turnovers 10.9 70th

VCU vs Richmond Prediction & Pick

VCU has looked terrific during its three-game winning streak as its gotten solid play on both sides of the ball. The Rams have averaged 74.3 points over the last three games — which includes tallying 80-plus in the last two games — while only allowing a 59.3 PPG clip.

While Richmond has found occasional success lately, it's also lost five consecutive road games. The Spiders' defense has surrendered 83.4 PPG over that stretch, playing a huge role in their minus-10.2 scoring margin in those contests.

I don't expect Richmond's road luck to change considering that has lost four straight trips to Stuart C. Siegel Center by an average of 18 points. VCU is the clear-cut better team and will reinforce that claim tonight.

Final Score Prediction: VCU: 73 | Richmond: 63

VCU vs Richmond Best Bet

Richmond's inability to keep things close has led to my going with VCU on the spread as the best bet. Not only are the Spiders 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games, but they've failed to cover in eight of their last 10 A-10 matchups.

Meanwhile, the Rams are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 outings, as well as 4-1-1 ATS in their last six home games on a Friday. After also covering in four of its last five clashes with Richmond, I fully expect VCU to win tonight by a sizeable margin.

Bet: VCU -8.5 (-102)

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