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Saint Joseph's Fordham Betting Preview

Fordham RamsSaint Joseph's Hawks
March 2, 7:00 PM | Hagan Arena

Fordham Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds

6-22TEAM RECORD15-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Saint Joseph's vs Fordham battle Saturday at Hagan Arena as the Hawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Saint Joseph's battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 6-22 mark (16-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11 for the Hawks and 9-12 for the Rams.

View Fordham vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hawks installed as 15-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 97-ranked Hawks and the No. 269-rated Rams in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-57 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Joseph's's No. 184-ranked offense, averaging 67.3 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 335 at 75.9 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.

Defensively, Fordham features the nation's No. 335-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.3 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.

Fordham was a 72-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Fordham suffered a 72-55 loss against Richmond on Saturday, getting 17 points from Mandell Thomas in a losing effort at Rose Hill Gym.

In their last action, Saint Joseph's was a 70-53 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Ronald Roberts, Jr. went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Saint Louis handed Saint Joseph's a 70-53 defeat at Chaifetz Arena.

Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Temple are 3-7
After playing Richmond are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After playing Saint Louis are 4-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rams at Hawks trends to consider:
Fordham is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fordham
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Fordham
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Fordham

Next up:
Fordham home to Temple, Wednesday, March 6
Saint Joseph's home to Rhode Island, Wednesday, March 6