Massachusetts vs. Fordham - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fordham Rams (11-8) at Massachusetts Minutemen (8-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Mullins Center)
The Line: Massachusetts Minutemen -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fordham Rams and Massachusetts Minutemen meet Saturday at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center.
The Fordham Rams need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Fordham Rams are averaging 72.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Mandell Thomas is averaging 14.4 points and 2.2 assists while Ryan Rhoomes is averaging 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Jon Severe is dishing 1.9 assists and Christian Sengfelder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Fordham are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Fordham Rams have lost eight straight road games.
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The Massachusetts Minutemen need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 76.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Trey Davis is averaging 19.5 points and 3.1 assists while Donte Clark is averaging 17.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jabarie Hinds is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Berger is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minutemen are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts Minutemen have won 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Rams are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Minutemen are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Massachusetts and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
This is a must win and winnable game for UMass, a team that still has some talent and is capabale of putting the ball in the hoop. Fordham just isn't a good road team. I like the Minutmen to snap their rough skid.