Duquesne Dukes take on Rams in NCAA basketball test

Duquesne DukesFordham Rams
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Rose Hill Gym

Duquesne Dukes vs Fordham Rams Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD4-11

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.

View Duquesne vs Fordham Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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. 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

Next up:
Duquesne home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 12
Fordham home to Massachusetts, Sunday, January 13

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