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College basketball point spread favors Rams in battle with Ramblers

Loyola of Chicago RamblersFordham Rams
5-6December 23, 2013, 04:00 | Rose Hill Gym6-4

The Fordham Rams will be trying to slam the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers on Monday when the teams tip off at Rose Hill Gym in college betting action.

Fordham battles the Ramblers, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (1-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-0 for the Rams and 4-5 for the Ramblers.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Fordham Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Rams sit at No. 271 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ramblers sit at No. 223 on the same chart.

Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 55-49 result against Northern Illinois on December 18. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Loyola of Chicago suffered a 55-49 loss against Northern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Christian Thomas in a losing effort at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Fordham was an 87-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Monmouth. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Jon Severe chucked in a team-high 32 points for Fordham on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 87-78 at Multipurpose Activity Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ramblers rank No. 250 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.18 per game. That compares with Fordham’s No. 58 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Fordham is college basketball's No. 54-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Ramblers rate No. 202 with 5.09 per game.

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 1st
Fordham at Harvard, Saturday, December 28th