Davidson Wildcats vs. Fordham Rams - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fordham Rams (8-16) at Davidson Wildcats (18-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fordham Rams will travel to John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Fordham Rams improved to 8-16 (3-10 A-10) on the season after defeating the George Mason Patriots, 80-68, this past Wednesday. Fordham shot 53.1% from the field and 61.1% (11-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Rams was Mandell Thomas who had 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Fordham is ranked 229th in the RPI Standings and has played the 69th ranked SOS. On the season, the Rams have been led by Eric Paschall (17.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.0 apg) and Mandell Thomas (13.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.4 apg). Fordham is averaging 65.6 ppg (ranked 215th) on 41.4% shooting (ranked 269th). The Rams are shooting 71.5% from the free-throw line (ranked 77th) and average 5.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 222nd). Fordham is holding their opponents to an average of 69.3 ppg (ranked 259th) on 44.7% shooting (ranked 271st). The Rams are pulling down 36.5 total rpg (ranked 77th) and have a rebound margin of 4.1 (ranked 56th).
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The Davidson Wildcats improved to 18-6 (9-4 A-10) on the season after defeating the George Washington Colonials, 65-63, this past Wednesday. Davidson shot 40.9% from the field and 24.2% (8-33) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Jordan Barham who had 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. Davidson is ranked 47th in the RPI Standings and has played the 151st ranked SOS. On the season, the Wildcats have been led by Tyler Kalinoski (16.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.1 apg) and Jack Gibbs (15.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.8 apg). Davidson is averaging 80.6 ppg (ranked 5th) on 47.2% shooting (ranked 33rd). The Wildcats are averaging 10.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 2nd) on 39.4% three-point shooting (ranked 24th). Davidson is holding their opponents to an average of 69.3 ppg (ranked 261st) on 44.2% shooting (ranked 248th). The Wildcats pull down 36.38 total rpg (ranked 80th) and have a turnover margin of 1.9 (ranked 57th).
The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. the A-10 and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Fordham has played better as of late as they've won three of their last 4 games as they have been averaging 75.75 ppg in that span. Davidson has won four straight including an impressive win at George Washington in which they struggled form beyond the arc. Fordham has been a great play as of late and although they are heavy underdogs once again, I don't see Davidson having any issue scoring the Rams defensive and that they will this one in a blowout. Take Davidson to cover.