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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Rams underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Fordham RamsPittsburgh Panthers
Nov 12, 6:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Fordham Rams vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


Petersen Events Center will host Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Fordham Rams action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Rams have watched them go 0-1 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 0-0, while the Rams have a 1-0 mark.

View Fordham vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as 16.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Rams was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 80 and the Rams at No. 261 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 104-62 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 75-rated offensive output, at 80 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 331 allowing on average 86 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 70.8% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fordham owns the country's No. 329-rated mark, allowing 86 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 76 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Fordham was an 86-76 loser on the road against Texas State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Chris Gaston scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 86-76 to Texas State at Strahan Coliseum on Friday).

Pittsburgh was an 80-48 winner in its last match at home against Mount St. Mary's. Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Friday, running Mount St. Mary's out of the gym and running up an 80-48 score at Petersen Events Center.

Fordham Rams Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Texas State are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 2-1
After playing Mount St. Mary's are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Rams at Panthers trends to consider:
Fordham is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Fordham home to Manhattan, Thursday, November 29
Pittsburgh home to Oakland, Saturday, November 17