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Saint Joseph’s vs Fordham Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Hawks vs Rams Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Joseph’s Hawks at Fordham Rams
  • Where: Bronx at Rose Hill Gymnasium
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Joseph’s +4.5, STJOE +160 | FORDM -199 O/U 144.0

Hawks Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Fordham, the Saint Joseph’s Hawks will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 6-8. On the road, the Hawks will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 1-2. So far, the Hawks have been the underdog 8 times, going 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

Saint Joseph’s’ leading scorer this season is Erik Reynolds Jr., who is averaging 18.07 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 24.66% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.86 rebounds per game and 2.71 assists. Cameron Brown is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 13.93 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 43.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Joseph’s this season, as they are currently ranked 310th in college basketball at 67.6 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 Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 280th in the NCAA.

Rams Preview:

Through 15 games, the Fordham Rams have an overall record of 12-3. So far this season, Fordham has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-1. The Rams’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Fordham has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 11-1.

Fordham will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darius Quisneberry who is averaging 18.0 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 48.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.53 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: Saint Joseph’s Hawks +4.5

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Fordham and Saint Joseph’s are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 10.34 and 10.6 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Saint Joseph’s Hawks to cover as +4.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Rams’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Fordham. At +4.5 we like the chances of Saint Joseph’s covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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