Duquesne Dukes take on Rams in NCAA basketball test
Duquesne Dukes vs Fordham Rams Odds
The Fordham Rams will try to cover the spread at Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Duquesne Dukes in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Dukes have watched them go 7-7 and 4-6 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 4-11 and 7-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 4-4, while the Dukes have a 2-5 mark.
The Rams were listed as 2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 174-rated Duquesne taking on the No. 295-rated Rams in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-60 win for the Dukes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Fordham has the nation's No. 238-rated offensive output, at 64.9 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 297 allowing on average 72.7 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 281-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. Fordham, on the other hand, rates No. 248 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Duquesne was an 84-74 loser on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne got 19 points from Sean Johnson but lost anyway, 84-74, to Penn State on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.
Fordham was a 95-68 loser in its last match on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs. Fordham was run off the court by the Rebels on Friday as Mississippi routed them 95-68 at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dukes at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing on the road against Fordham
Duquesne is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Fordham
Duquesne is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fordham's last 5 games when playing Duquesne
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fordham's last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Fordham is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Fordham is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Duquesne home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 12
Fordham home to Massachusetts, Sunday, January 13