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College basketball point spread favors Rams in battle with Rams

Fordham RamsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
8-11January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Siegel Center16-4

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Fordham Rams at Siegel Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Rams sport a record of 16-4 and 8-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rams have 8-11 and 6-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-11 for the Rams and 7-4 for the Rams.

View Fordham Rams vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Rams as -20.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 244 in the latest survey.

Fordham was a 90-52 loser in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Fordham was run off the court by the Minutemen on Sunday as Massachusetts routed them 90-52 at Mullins Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 97-89 winner in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth got 34 points from Treveon Graham en route to a 97-89 victory over La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Commonwealth's No. 56-ranked scoring average of 76.65 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 244 and allowing 77.68 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 42.49% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (39.72% per game).

A few Rams at Rams trends to consider:
Fordham is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Fordham is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Fordham is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Fordham home to Rhode Island, Saturday, February 1st
Virginia Commonwealth at Richmond, Saturday, February 1st