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Massachusetts Minutemen @ Richmond Spiders

Current Records: Massachusetts 15-8, Richmond 17-6

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Richmond is 7-2 against the Minutemen since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Wednesday. Both teams will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Robins Center. Richmond will be looking to keep their 12-game home win streak alive.

After a disappointing 52 points in their last contest, Richmond made sure to put some points up on the board against the Explorers on Saturday. The Spiders took down the Explorers 82-65.

Richmond can attribute much of their success to Dji Bailey, who scored 22 points along with seven rebounds and two steals. Another player making a difference was Isaiah Bigelow, who scored 17 points along with six rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Minutemen sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 81-79 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Massachusetts' success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but Josh Cohen led the charge by scoring 13 points along with six rebounds and two steals. Cohen didn't help Massachusetts' cause all that much against the Bonnies on Wednesday but the same can't be said for this contest. The team also got some help courtesy of Keon Thompson, who scored 16 points along with six rebounds.

The Spiders have been performing incredibly well recently as they've won 12 of their last 13 games, which provided a nice bump to their 17-6 record this season. As for the Minutemen, their victory bumped their record up to 15-8.

Looking forward, Richmond is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 3.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a six game streak of covering the spread when playing at home.

Everything came up roses for Richmond against the Minutemen when the teams last played back in March of 2023 as the squad secured a 71-38 win. Will Richmond repeat their success, or do the Minutemen have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Richmond is a 3.5-point favorite against Massachusetts, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 144 points.

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Series History

Richmond has won 7 out of their last 9 games against Massachusetts.

  • Mar 07, 2023 - Richmond 71 vs. Massachusetts 38
  • Jan 25, 2023 - Massachusetts 85 vs. Richmond 76
  • Jan 05, 2022 - Richmond 80 vs. Massachusetts 72
  • Feb 23, 2021 - Richmond 79 vs. Massachusetts 65
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Richmond 95 vs. Massachusetts 71
  • Mar 06, 2019 - Massachusetts 87 vs. Richmond 79
  • Feb 28, 2018 - Richmond 90 vs. Massachusetts 65
  • Mar 01, 2017 - Richmond 75 vs. Massachusetts 64
  • Feb 06, 2016 - Richmond 69 vs. Massachusetts 53