Richmond vs. Rhode Island Prediction and Odds (Back the Rams at home)

Guard Jeremy Sheppard of the URI Rams.
Guard Jeremy Sheppard of the URI Rams. / KRIS CRAIG/The Providence Journal via

The Richmond Spiders and the Rhode Island Rams will meet up in a match of evenly-matched teams. Both teams enter this game with similar profiles, but there is still a smart way to go about betting on this game.

Let’s start with the odds via WynnBET.

Richmond vs. Rhode Island Odds, Spread and Total


  • Richmond -1.0 (-110)
  • Rhode Island +1.0 (-110)


  • Richmond -120
  • Rhode Island +100


  • 137.5 (Over -105 | Under -115)

Richmond vs. Rhode Island Prediction and Pick

Look at those lines. This game is essentially a “pick ‘em” and for good reason. Richmond is 12-7, Rhode Island is 12-5. They score about the same number of points, they’re both strong at home and on the road, and they both perform well as favorites. 

Both of these teams are efficient shooting teams, with Rhode Island owning a 53.9% effective field goal percentage and Richmond is at 53.0%. This game might come down to Rhode Island’s defense though — they sit at 54th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency, allowing only 96.2 points per 100 possessions. 

Rhode Island’s defense is pretty serious competition. It holds its opponents to a 44.7% effective field goal percentage, good for 13th in the nation. The Rams opponent two point percentage ranks ninth, opponent field goals made per game ranks seventh, and opponent defensive rebounds per game ranks 16th. 

With Rhode Island being a strong home team (8-1 at home), coupled with the strength of their defense, I’ll back the Rams at home.

Pick: Rhode Island moneyline +100