Rams open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers
Princeton Tigers vs Fordham Rams Odds
The Fordham Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Princeton Tigers pay a visit to Barclays Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Barclays Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Fordham will face the 3-5 Tigers, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rams are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 0-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to go with the Rams in this one found them listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 315 and the Tigers at No. 296 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-51 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 327 in NCAA hoops at 29.5 per game. Contrast that with Fordham’s No. 196 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Fordham is the No. 251-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Princeton rates No. 152 at 6.4 per game.
Defensively, Princeton features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.4 points per game. Fordham, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Princeton, they were a 64-57 loser as they battled Drexel at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Ian Hummer scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 64-57 to Drexel at Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday).
Last time out for Fordham, they were a 58-47 loser as they battled St. John's on the road. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Rams got 15 points from Ryan Canty, but it was St. John's that prevailed in a 58-47 final on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-3
Before playing Rider are 0-3
After playing Drexel are 3-0
After a loss are 8-2
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 0-1
After playing St. John's are 4-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Tigers at Rams trends to consider:
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Princeton home to Rider, Thursday, December 20
Fordham at Connecticut, Friday, December 21