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Massachusetts vs Fordham Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Minutemen vs Rams Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Massachusetts Minutemen at Fordham Rams
- Where: Bronx at Rose Hill Gymnasium
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Massachusetts +6, UMASS +210 | FORDM -266 O/U 146.5
Massachusetts will take the floor against the Rams with an overall record of 13-10. On the road, the Minutemen will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Minutemen have been the underdog 11 times, going 5-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Matt Cross comes into today’s game as the Minutemen’s leading scorer at 12.9 points per contest. Not only has Cross been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Massachusetts’ top rebounder at 6.6 boards per contest. Behind Cross, the team has benefited from the strong play of Dyondre Dominguez, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game. Overall, he has hit 55.0% of his shots and is adding 4.61 boards per game.
So far this season, Massachusetts has put together a strong scoring offense at 75.7 points per game (67th). This strong figure has come despite the Minutemen playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 37.0% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Massachusetts’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 43.3%
Fordham will take the floor against the Minutemen with an overall record of 18-5. So far this season, Fordham has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 14-2. The Rams’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Fordham has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 14-1.
Fordham will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darius Quisneberry who is averaging 16.68 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 48.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.13 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Fordham Rams -6
If you are eying this matchup between Massachusetts Minutemen and Fordham Rams as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Fordham to cover the spread as -6 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Fordham shooting well enough to keep the Minutemen at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Rams’ to win the game and cover the spread.