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Fordham vs La Salle Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Rams vs Explorers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fordham Rams at La Salle Explorers
- Where: Philadelphia at Tom Gola Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Fordham +1, FORDM -108 | LASAL -113 O/U 142.0
Through 17 games, the Fordham Rams have an overall record of 13-4. On the road, the Rams will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 1-2. So far, the Rams have been the underdog 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Fordham will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darius Quisneberry who is averaging 16.88 points per game for the Rams. Quisneberry is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Khalid Moore who has hit 46.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.94 points per game.
So far this season, the Fordham offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Rams’ are ranked 355th at 66.1 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Fordham, as they have hit just 30.1% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Rams have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 78.4 possessions per game.
The La Salle Explorers head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 8-8. So far this season, La Salle has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Explorers as the -1 point favorites. The Explorers have been favored 8 times, going 6-2 straight up.
La Salle’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.64 points per contest. So far, Brantley has accounted for 18.49% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.93 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Josh Nickelberry is the second leading scorer for the Explorers, averaging 11.12 points per game. Between him and Nickelberry, they are accounting for 34.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for La Salle this season, as they are currently ranked 314th in college basketball at 67.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Explorers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 365th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: La Salle Explorers -1
Heading into this matchup, with the La Salle Explorers sitting as -1 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as La Salle and Fordham are averaging 7.63 and 10.34 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that La Salle has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 5-4-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Explorers to cover at -1.
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