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NCAA hoops odds preview - Xavier vs. Fordham

Xavier MusketeersFordham Rams
Jan 7, 12:00 PM | Rose Hill Gym

Xavier Musketeers vs Fordham Rams Odds

9-5TEAM RECORD7-7

The Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Xavier Musketeers pay a visit to Rose Hill Gym on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Musketeers have watched them go 9-5 and 4-8 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 7-7 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 3-5, while the Musketeers have a 6-6 mark.

View Xavier vs Fordham Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rams in this one, they're listed as 7-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 195 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Musketeers sit at No. 27 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Musketeers will win this game 72-63.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fordham's No. 272-ranked offense, averaging 63.2 PPG, against a Musketeers defense that ranks No. 166 at 66.7 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Fordham, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.

Xavier was an 80-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. Xavier got 15 points from Tu Holloway but lost anyway, 80-70, to La Salle on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.

In their last action, Fordham was an 80-76 loser on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs. Fordham got 19 points from Branden Frazier but lost anyway, 80-76, to Massachusetts on Thursday at Mullins Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duquesne are 8-2
After playing La Salle are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 2-8
After playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Rams trends to consider:
Xavier is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Fordham
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Fordham is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Fordham is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Fordham is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Fordham is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Xavier

Next up:
Xavier home to Duquesne, Wednesday, January 11
Fordham at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 11

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