Butler Bulldogs visit Fordham Rams in college basketball clash
Butler Bulldogs vs Fordham Rams Odds
The Fordham Rams will hit the floor running against the visiting Butler Bulldogs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Rams are 6-19 so far on the season, and 14-9 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 20-5 and 15-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Fordham go 9-9 and the Bulldogs go 14-8 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 11-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 256 and the Bulldogs at No. 45 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-58 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Fordham has the nation's No. 233-rated offensive output, at 65.3 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 63.7 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Fordham, on the other hand, rates No. 193 in scoring at home.
Butler lost its last outing, a 71-67 result against Charlotte on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Butler got 18 points from Rotnei Clarke but lost anyway, 71-67, to Charlotte on Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Fordham, they were a 79-66 loser as they battled Xavier on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. The Rams endured a 79-66 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Mandell Thomas at Cintas Center.
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing George Washington are 3-7
After playing Xavier are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Rams trends to consider:
Butler is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Butler's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fordham's last 6 games
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Butler home to Duquesne, Tuesday, February 19
Fordham at George Washington, Wednesday, February 20