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St. Josephs Hawks vs Richmond Spiders

Game Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Game Time: 4:00 PM | Home Line: -5.0 | Total:

by Ben Obama

St. Josephs Hawks v Richmond Spiders Series Betting Trends

The St. Josephs Hawks travel to Richmond to play the Spiders at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Richmond is the favorite in this matchup, laying -5.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under .

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NCAAB sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Hawks/Spiders Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 25, 2014 St. Josephs 62Richmond77-5.0
February 13, 2013 Richmond 55St. Josephs61-4.5
February 22, 2012 Richmond 52St. Josephs49-7.5135.5
February 1, 2012 St. Josephs 70Richmond60-1.5133.5
March 2, 2011 Richmond 69St. Josephs546.5130.0
February 2, 2011 St. Josephs 52Richmond62-13.5134.0
February 3, 2010 Richmond 68St. Josephs584.5132.5
January 28, 2009 St. Josephs 68Richmond581.0129.5
March 13, 2008 St. Josephs 61Richmond47
January 12, 2008 Richmond 63St. Josephs81

When looking at the last 17 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 10 games compared to 7 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the St. Josephs/Richmond series is 62.5 ppg while the vistor has put up 59 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.5 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 17 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.5 ppg. That represents a value number of -1.5 when meassured against the offered line of -5.0, suggesting a wager on St. Josephs makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 17 games between the Hawks and the Spiders is 121.5 per game.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with St. Josephs as the road team and with Richmond as the home team.

Recent Results when St. Josephs visits Richmond

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 25, 2014 St. Josephs 62Richmond77-5.0
February 1, 2012 St. Josephs 70Richmond60-1.5133.5
February 2, 2011 St. Josephs 52Richmond62-13.5134.0
January 28, 2009 St. Josephs 68Richmond581.0129.5
March 13, 2008 St. Josephs 61Richmond47
February 24, 2007 St. Josephs 68Richmond78
January 6, 2004 St. Josephs 71Richmond60

When looking at the last 8 games in this series while Richmond has been the home team, we can see the Spiders have won 4 games compared to 4 wins for the Hawks. Average points scored per game by Richmond in this situation is is 62.9 ppg while St. Josephs has put up 63.9 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 1 favoring the Hawks.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 1 ppg. That represents a value number of -4 when meassured against the offered line of -5.0, suggesting a wager on the Hawks makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks betting against the number looking at the series situation in the vacuum of this trend.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 8 games between the Hawks and the Spiders is 126.8 per game.

Can the St. Josephs Hawks Cover the Spread?

This season the St. Josephs Hawks have played 29 games, averaging 71.5 points per game, while allowing 68.8 points per game. This has led to a season record of 19-10. Let's have a closer look at recent St. Josephs Hawks results.

Recent St. Josephs Hawks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
March 20, 2014 St. Josephs 81Connecticut89-5.5132.0
March 16, 2014 St. Josephs 65Va Commonwealth61-4.5135.0
March 15, 2014 St.Bonaventure 48St. Josephs67-3.5142.0
March 14, 2014 Dayton 67St. Josephs70-1.0136.5
March 9, 2014 La Salle 71St. Josephs63-8.5131.0
March 5, 2014 St. Josephs 71G. Washington76-4.0
March 1, 2014 St. Josephs 83St.Bonaventure74-3.0139.5

This season the St. Josephs Hawks have played 13 games on the road, averaging 71.2 points per game, while allowing 70.1 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-5. Let's have a closer look at recent St. Josephs Hawks results on the road.

Recent St. Josephs Hawks Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
March 20, 2014 St. Josephs 81Connecticut89-5.5132.0
March 16, 2014 St. Josephs 65Va Commonwealth61-4.5135.0
March 5, 2014 St. Josephs 71G. Washington76-4.0
March 1, 2014 St. Josephs 83St.Bonaventure74-3.0139.5
February 19, 2014 St. Josephs 57Rhode Island544.5

Can the Richmond Spiders Cover the Spread?

This season the Richmond Spiders have played 30 games, averaging 66.1 points per game, while allowing 65.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 17-10. Let's have a closer look at recent Richmond Spiders results.

Recent Richmond Spiders Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
March 14, 2014 Richmond 53Va Commonwealth71-8.5130.0
March 13, 2014 Duquesne 64Richmond76-2.0135.0
March 8, 2014 Richmond 48Dayton60-9.5
March 6, 2014 Va Commonwealth 56Richmond506.0134.0
March 1, 2014 Richmond 43Rhode Island66-1.5
February 26, 2014 Richmond 60George Mason69
February 22, 2014 La Salle 49Richmond62-3.5131.0
February 18, 2014 G. Washington 73Richmond651.5135.5
February 15, 2014 Fordham 70Richmond82-11.0
February 12, 2014 Richmond 75Duquesne58-1.5

This season the Richmond Spiders have played 16 games here at home, averaging 67.4 points per game, while allowing 61.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 12-4. Let's have a closer look at recent Richmond Spiders results when playing at home.

Recent Richmond Spiders Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
March 13, 2014 Duquesne 64Richmond76-2.0135.0
March 6, 2014 Va Commonwealth 56Richmond506.0134.0
February 22, 2014 La Salle 49Richmond62-3.5131.0
February 18, 2014 G. Washington 73Richmond651.5135.5
February 15, 2014 Fordham 70Richmond82-11.0
February 5, 2014 St.Bonaventure 62Richmond64-2.5
January 25, 2014 St. Josephs 62Richmond77-5.0
January 22, 2014 UMass 55Richmond58-3.5
December 28, 2013 Old Dominion 58Richmond67-10.5128.5
December 22, 2013 Ohio U 70Richmond69-6.5

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