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Fordham Rams vs La Salle Explorers Preview

La Salle ExplorersFordham Rams
13-14March 01, 2014, 05:00 | Rose Hill Gym9-17

A key college battle sees the visiting La Salle Explorers travelling to Fordham Saturday to take on the Rams.

The Rams sit at 9-17 (8-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Explorers are currently 13-14 (6-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fordham is 12-7 OU, and La Salle is 9-14 OU.

View La Salle Explorers vs Fordham Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Rams in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Explorers was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 294 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 243 in the latest survey.

In their last action, La Salle was a 75-67 winner at home against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Tyreek Duren scored 18 points leading the Explorers to a 75-67 victory over St. Bonaventure at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday.

Fordham was an 85-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Fordham suffered an 85-66 loss against Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday, getting 14 points from Jon Severe in a losing effort at Rose Hill Gym.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Fordham's No. 68-rated squad against La Salle's No. 98-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Fordham rates No. 54 in the country with 7.38 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 165 nationally with 5.7 per match.

A few Explorers at Rams trends to consider:
La Salle is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
La Salle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
La Salle is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
La Salle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Fordham is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fordham's last 6 games
Fordham is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
La Salle home to George Mason, Thursday, March 6th
Fordham at Rhode Island, Wednesday, March 5th