Richmond vs. Alabama Prediction
Will Alabama cover tonight against Richmond in the opening round of the NIT at 9:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Crimson Tide are now 7.5-point home favorites versus the Spiders after opening as a 7-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 137.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Richmond enters play with a 20-12 record on the season and finished 14-11 in lined games this year. They won seven of their last 10 games down the stretch and finished with a 5-4-1 ATS record during that same timeframe. They went 8-3 against the spread on the road this year.
Alabama went 5-5 over its last 10 games but did go 6-4 against the spread during that 10-game stretch, and are 16-15 ATS on the season.
OUR PREDICTION: The Crimson Tide are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games overall. They're also 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games coming off a loss, while the Spiders are just 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games when they're a road underdog of between 7 and 12.5 points.
NIT FIRST-ROUND PREDICTION: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE -7.5