Fordham Rams vs. Dayton Flyers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/15/14
Dayton Flyers (12-4) at Fordham Rams (7-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers look to get their first conference victory versus the Fordham Rams at Roe Hill Gym.
Dayton is off to a great start overall but not in the Atlantic Ten where an above average offense and defense stalled in a 67-59 defeat to visiting Saint Louis. The Billikens clamped down on defense with UD limited to under 31% while connecting at 46% which meant four more field goals. Jordan Sibert was the Flyers most dependable scorer with 15 points on 5-12 shooting including four three pointers with Dyshawn Pierre tossing in 13 points and snagging five boards. Devin Oliver who averages around 12 points was held scoreless on 0-12 from the floor.
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Fordham has been a struggling program for quite awhile although I can't say it continues with certanty I can say the Rams are not going to be an elite squad in the Atlantic Ten in 2013-14. Having said that any team that puts up 77 points has to be considered a threat on any given day. That Rams had a golden opportunity to steal one against Richmond in a 77-74 overtime loss but despite 18 more looks at the basket, 34% marksmanship eventually did them in. Branden Frazier exploded for 29 points and six pulls on 11-20 shooting with Jon Severe netting 19 points despite 4-22 from the field.
Fordham hasn't been bad at home and the spread seems to be about right so little value on either side. I'll take the points but this isn't a confident selection...