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Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

Fordham Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD11-3

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Fordham when they take on the Minutemen on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Minutemen are 11-3 so far on the season, and 6-4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Rams, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Massachusetts go 6-4-1 and the Rams go 2-5 on the totals.

View Fordham vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rams listed as 13-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minutemen at No. 47 and the Rams at No. 195 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-64 result in favor of the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 77.1 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 149 at 65.9 PPG. The Minutemen field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.3% per game.

Defensively, Fordham features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.

Fordham won its last outing, a 60-54 result against Harvard on January 3. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Fordham got 22 points from Bryan Smith en route to a 60-54 victory over Harvard on Tuesday at Rose Hill Gym.

Massachusetts was a 97-65 winner in its last match at home against Cent Conn State. The Minutemen blew out Cent Conn State on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 97-65 win at Mullins Center.

Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Xavier are 3-7
After playing Harvard are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing La Salle are 5-5
After playing Cent Conn State are 5-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Rams at Minutemen trends to consider:
Fordham is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Fordham is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing Fordham
Massachusetts is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Fordham

Next up:
Fordham home to Xavier, Saturday, January 7
Massachusetts at La Salle, Sunday, January 8

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