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Saint Louis Billikens vs Fordham Rams in college hoops odds

Fordham RamsSaint Louis Billikens
7-9January 18, 2014, 02:30 | Chaifetz Arena16-2

Chaifetz Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Saint Louis Billikens and the visiting Fordham Rams in college hoops action on Saturday.

Saint Louis will face the 7-9 Rams, who own a 5-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Billikens are 4-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rams are 7-1 favoring the OVER.

View Fordham Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The Billikens were listed as -19-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Billikens and the No. 157-rated Rams in this matchup.

Fordham was an 80-68 loser in its last match at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Fordham got 20 points from Branden Frazier but lost anyway, 80-68, to Dayton on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.

Saint Louis was a 66-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis got 18 points from Dwayne Evans en route to a 66-60 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday at Chaifetz Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Louis has the nation's No. 182-rated offensive output, at 70.11 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 241 allowing on average 77.88 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 43.42% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.43% per game.

A few Rams at Billikens trends to consider:
Fordham is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Fordham is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Fordham is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Fordham is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saint Louis
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Fordham

Next up:
Fordham home to George Mason, Wednesday, January 22nd
Saint Louis at Duquesne, Wednesday, January 22nd