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La Salle vs. Fordham - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fordham Rams (5-10) at La Salle Explorers (9-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

The Line: La Salle Explorers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Fordham Rams and La Salle Explorers square off Saturday at the Tom Gola Arena.

The Fordham Rams have lost four straight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Fordham is averaging 61.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 12.7 points and 3.2 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third player averaging double-digit points and Antwoine Anderson is dishing 3.7 assists. The Fordham Rams have five players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 29.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Fordham is allowing 33 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last six games. Fordham is 0-5 SU on the road.

La Salle vs. Fordham - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The La Salle Explorers have split their last 10 games and look for their second A-10 victory. On the season, La Salle is averaging 64.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jordan Price is averaging 17.1 points and 2.6 assists while Jerrell Wright is averaging 11.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Steve Zack is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Cleon Roberts is shooting 43.8 percent from the field. The La Salle Explorers are a defensive team that’s allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 67 or less points in four of their last seven games. Offensively, La Salle is shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. La Salle is 5-3 SU on its home court.

The Rams are 4-14-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Explorers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 home games. The Rams are 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in La Salle and the home team is 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings. 

Fordham has lost five of its last six games by double digits and has yet to win a road game. While La Salle isn't a great basketball team, it has enough to win this one in a blowout. 

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La Salle Explorers -13

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