Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Fordham Rams Odds
The Fordham Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Saint Joseph's Hawks pay a visit to Rose Hill Gym on the college basketball betting menu.
The Rams sport records of 6-14 and 11-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hawks have 11-7 and 8-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Rams and 6-7 for the Hawks.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Fordham sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 244 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 68 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 74-59.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 134 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Fordham’s No. 36 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Fordham is college basketball's No. 248-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 44 with 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Fordham, meanwhile, comes in at No. 195 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 59-49 result against Xavier on January 26. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Hawks grabbed a 59-49 win over the Musketeers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Carl Jones at Hagan Arena.
Fordham was a 66-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rhode Island. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Fordham earned a 66-63 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday, getting 20 points from Branden Frazier at Rose Hill Gym.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-2
Before playing Temple are 5-5
After playing Xavier are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Rhode Island are 2-8
After a win are 1-9
A few Hawks at Rams trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Fordham
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Fordham is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Fordham's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Fordham is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Fordham is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's home to Temple, Saturday, February 2
Fordham at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, February 2