Fordham Rams vs Yellow Jackets College Hoops Game Preview
Fordham Rams vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Alexander Memorial Coliseum Saturday as host Georgia Tech looks to handle the Fordham Rams in NCAA hoops action.
The Rams will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Yellow Jackets are 5-3 ATS. Fordham is 3-3 on the totals; Georgia Tech is 4-4.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rams were listed as 13.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Yellow Jackets, most recently No. 131 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 297 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-55 victory for the Yellow Jackets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 229 nationally ranked offense (65.2 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 301 at 74 PPG. The Yellow Jackets have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Rams have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
Defensively, Fordham features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Fordham, they were an 81-75 winner as they battled Siena at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Fordham got 25 points from Chris Gaston en route to an 81-75 victory over Siena on Sunday at Rose Hill Gym.
Georgia Tech won its last outing, a 73-41 result against The Citadel on December 22. They covered in that game as a 22-point favorite. The battle between the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as The Citadel was handed a 73-41 defeat on Saturday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Monmouth are 0-1
After playing Siena are 1-7
After a win are 2-8
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chattanooga are 1-1
After playing The Citadel are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Rams at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Fordham home to Monmouth, Monday, December 31
Georgia Tech home to Chattanooga, Wednesday, January 2