Rhode Island Rams vs. Fordham Rams - 3/5/14
Fordham Rams (9-18) at Rhode Island Rams (13-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rhode Island Rams will play their last regular season game when they host the Fordham Rams on Wednesday night. These teams played on February 1, and Fordham won 85-79.
That was the last win for Fordham, as they’ve now lost six straight games. During this lengthy losing streak, they’re averaging 67 points on 41.6 percent shooting and are allowing 78.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Their lack of defense has killed them all season, as they’ve allowed 12 teams to score 80 or more points. On the road, they average 68.1 points and allow 84 points. Yikes. They are 9-12-1 ATS overall and 3-8-1 ATS on the road.
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Rhode Island has won two of its last three games and is coming off an impressive home win over the Richmond Spiders. In the win, they won the rebounding margin by nine and held the Spiders to 21.1 percent shooting. Despite their record, the Rams have actually been pretty decent at home, averaging 69.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Against the spread, they’re 15-10 overall and 6-5 on their home court.
Just by looking at the numbers, you’d really be a fool to pick anything but Rhode Island in this matchup. Rhode Island is 4-0 ATS in its last four games overall, while the home team is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams.
Meanwhile, Fordham is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall.
This will also be the last home game for senior Xavier Munford. Not to mention, the Rams will treat this as a revenge game.
You can expect Rhode Island to take care of business and win this game comfortably.