La Salle Fordham Betting Preview
Fordham Rams vs La Salle Explorers Odds
The La Salle Explorers host Fordham on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-6 mark against the 6-17 Rams in college hoops action at Tom Gola Arena.
The Rams will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Explorers are 8-9 ATS. Fordham is 8-8 on the totals; La Salle is 6-9-1.
The Rams were listed as 19.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Explorers rated this week at No. 97 and the Rams sitting at No. 223. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-59 result in favor of the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rams rank No. 36 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.3 per game. That compares with La Salle’s No. 251 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where La Salle is college basketball's No. 91-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Rams rate No. 238 with 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Fordham features the nation's No. 336-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.5 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.
Fordham was a 90-73 loser in its last match at home against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Fordham got 22 points from Mandell Thomas but lost anyway, 90-73, to Saint Louis on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.
La Salle was an 80-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against George Washington. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Ramon Galloway scored 15 points leading the Explorers to an 80-71 victory over George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday.
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 3-7
After playing Saint Louis are 3-4
After a loss are 5-5
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 3-7
After playing George Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Rams at Explorers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Fordham's last 6 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Fordham is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Fordham is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 5 games at home
La Salle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 6 games when playing at home against Fordham
La Salle is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Fordham
Fordham at Xavier, Wednesday, February 13
La Salle at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 13