Butler Bulldogs visit Fordham Rams in college basketball clash

Butler BulldogsFordham Rams
Feb 16, 4:00 PM | Rose Hill Gym

Butler Bulldogs vs Fordham Rams Odds

20-5TEAM RECORD6-19

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.

View Butler vs Fordham Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Butler home to Duquesne, Tuesday, February 19
Fordham at George Washington, Wednesday, February 20

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