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Fordham vs Richmond Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 5th Betting Odds
Rams vs Spiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fordham Rams at Richmond Spiders
- Where: Richmond at Robins Center
- Date: Sunday, February 5th
- Betting Odds: Fordham +3.5, FORDM +144 | RICH -176 O/U 135.5
The Fordham Rams head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 18-4. So far, the Rams have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 4-2. For the season, Fordham has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +3.5 point underdogs.
Fordham will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darius Quisneberry who is averaging 17.24 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 49.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.27 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.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Richmond Spiders are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 11-12. So far this season, Richmond has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Spiders as the -3.5 point favorites. The Spiders have been favored 13 times, going 8-5 straight up.
Richmond will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Burton who is averaging 19.09 points per game for the Spiders. Burton 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 Spiders’ offensive game plan is the play of Jason Nelson who has hit 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.96 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Richmond this season, as they are currently ranked 181st in college basketball at 71.7 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 Spiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 272nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Richmond Spiders -3.5
If you are eying this matchup between Fordham Rams and Richmond Spiders as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Richmond to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Richmond shooting well enough to keep the Rams at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Spiders’ to win the game and cover the spread.