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College baskeball point spread favors Minutemen in battle with Rams

Massachusetts MinutemenFordham Rams
Jan 13, 1:00 PM | Rose Hill Gym

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Fordham Rams Odds

10-4TEAM RECORD5-11

Rose Hill Gym will host Fordham Rams vs. Massachusetts Minutemen action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Rams bring a 5-11 record (8-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-4 Minutemen, who are 4-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Fordham go 5-4 so far and the Minutemen go 6-8.

View Massachusetts vs Fordham Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Fordham in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 128-rated Massachusetts taking on the No. 295-rated Rams in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-62 win for the Minutemen on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fordham's No. 219-ranked offense, averaging 65.9 PPG, against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 290 at 72.1 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, more than the Minutemen marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Fordham, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts was a 70-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Louis. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Cady Lalanne scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 70-62 to Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena on Thursday).

Fordham was an 82-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Fordham got 18 points from Chris Gaston en route to an 82-75 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Duquesne are 4-6
After playing Saint Louis are 6-3
After a loss are 7-3

Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 0-10
Before playing Charlotte are 2-6
After playing Duquesne are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Minutemen at Rams trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Fordham
Massachusetts is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Fordham
Massachusetts is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fordham's last 5 games when playing Massachusetts
Fordham is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Fordham is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
Fordham is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Duquesne, Thursday, January 17
Fordham at Charlotte, Wednesday, January 16