The Richmond Spiders (8-2) are at home in A-10 action against the No. 22 Saint Louis Billikens (6-2) on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM ET. The Spiders are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is 146.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 29, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Billikens (+1.5)

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.4 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

Pick OU:
Over (146.5)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 0.9 points of each other.

Prediction: Richmond 74, Saint Louis 73

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Spiders this season is 76.4 points, 2.4 more points than their implied total of 74 points in Friday’s game.
  • Richmond has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (74) nine times this season.
  • The Billikens’ average implied point total on the season (78.6 points) is 5.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (73 points).
  • This season, Saint Louis has scored more than this game’s implied total of 73 points seven times.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Richmond and Saint Louis Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Spiders 6-4 4-3 6-4
Billikens 6-2 6-2 7-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Saint Louis
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/26/2021 Saint Joseph’s (PA) Win 79-56 1/26/2021 Dayton Loss 76-71
1/23/2021 La Salle Loss 84-78 12/20/2020 Minnesota Loss 90-82
1/9/2021 George Mason Win 77-57 12/17/2020 NC State Win 80-69
12/18/2020 Loyola Chicago Win 75-73 12/15/2020 Indiana State Win 78-59
12/16/2020 Vanderbilt Win 78-67 12/8/2020 Central Arkansas Win 88-65

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