Fordham vs. VCU - 3/12/15 A-10 Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VCU at Fordham Rams (9-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Barclays Center)
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The Fordham Rams and VCU Rams meet Thursday in the A-10 Tournament.
The Fordham Rams look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Fordham is averaging 65.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third double-digit scorer and Jon Severe is dishing 1.5 assists. The Fordham Rams have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 30 percent from deep. Defensively, Fordham is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The VCU Rams look to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, VCU is averaging 72.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 12.1 points and 1.8 assists. JeQuan Lewis is dishing 2.6 assists and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The VCU Rams have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 64.2 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, VCU is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last eight games.
Fordham is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. VCU is 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Playing VCU on zero days rest isn't a good thing, as those legs get tired quickly. Look for VCU to win his game in a blowout.