St. John's Red Storm vs Fordham Rams Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Fordham Rams vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
The St. John's Red Storm will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Fordham Rams at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Red Storm sit at 6-3 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rams are currently 1-7 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 3-1-1 OU, and Fordham is 2-1 OU.
The Red Storm were listed as 15.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 104-ranked Red Storm and the No. 340-rated Rams in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-58 win for the Red Storm on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. John's's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 320 at 75.9 PPG. The Red Storm field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Defensively, Fordham features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Fordham was an 81-63 loser on the road against Lehigh. Fordham suffered an 81-63 loss against Lehigh on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Bryan Smith in a losing effort at Stabler Arena.
St. John's was an 81-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. St. John's suffered an 81-65 loss against San Francisco on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Jakarr Sampson in a losing effort at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Princeton are 0-1
After playing Lehigh are 2-0
After a loss are 2-8
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing St. Francis NY are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 2-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rams at Red Storm trends to consider:
Fordham is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
St. John's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fordham
St. John's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Fordham
Fordham home to Princeton, Saturday, December 15
St. John's home to St. Francis NY, Saturday, December 15