Dayton to Richmond
Current records: Dayton 20-9; Richmond 19-10
What there is to know
The Dayton Flyers are 6-0 against the Richmond Spiders since March 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. The Flyers and Richmond will square off in a Battle of the Atlantic 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Robins Center. Richmond will strut after a win while Dayton will stumble after a loss.
Dayton lost a heartbreak to the La Salle Explorers when they met in December 2020, and they left with heavy hearts last Saturday. Dayton fell just short of La Salle by a score of 62-60. A silver lining for Dayton was the play of forward DaRon Holmes II, who dropped a double-double on 18 points and 12 boards in addition to four blocks.
Speaking of close games: the Saint Louis Billikens usually have all the answers at home, but last Friday Richmond proved too much of a challenge. Richmond emerged victorious from a draw against Saint Louis, slipping ahead 68-66. Spiders forward Tyler Burton did his thing and scored a double-double with 23 points and ten rebounds.
The Flyers are expected to win easily, but they should have easily beaten Austin Governors Peay on Nov. 20 and instead slipped with an 87-81. In other words, don’t count Richmond yet.
How to watch
- When: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Or: Robins Center – Richmond, Virginia
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Direct: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on connected TV: CBS Sports app on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket cost: $12.00
The Spiders are a slight 2-point favorite against the Flyers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Bettors were in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened at a 2 point spread and stayed there.
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Dayton have won every game they have played against Richmond for the past eight years.
- January 25, 2020 – Dayton 87 vs. Richmond 79
- January 06, 2019 – Dayton 72 vs. Richmond 48
- January 09, 2018 – Dayton 87 vs. Richmond 81
- January 19, 2017 – Dayton 75 vs. Richmond 59
- March 11, 2016 – Dayton 69 vs. Richmond 54
- March 01, 2016 – Dayton 85 vs. Richmond 84