Fordham vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Joseph's Hawks (18-4) at Fordham Rams (12-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will travel to Rose Hill Gymnasium to take on the Fordham Rams this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks had their 7-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 18-4 (7-2 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 83-73, this past Wednesday. Saint Joseph’s allowed St. Bonaventure to go on a 13-3 run at the end of the first half to fall behind 42-35 at halftime and never could get a lead in the 2nd half in the loss. Saint Joseph’s shot 42.1% from the field and 32.0% (8-25) from beyond the arc. The Hawks allowed the Bonnies to shoot 40.6% from the field and loss the turnover battle by an 8-2 margin. Leading the way for Saint Joseph’s was DeAndre Bembry who had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and a steal. On the season, the Hawks have been led by Isaiah Miles (17.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.2 bpg), DeAndre Bembry (17.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.5 spg), and Aaron Brown (9.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.2 apg). Offensively, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 74.8 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field and 31.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Hawks average 6.6 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.37. Defensively, Saint Joseph’s is holding their opponents to average of 67.8 ppg on 39.5% shooting. The Hawks have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of 0.7.
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The Fordham Rams snapped their two game losing streak and improved to 12-8 (3-6 A-10) on the season after defeating the Massachusetts Minutemen, 78-72 in OT, this past Saturday. Fordham allowed UMass to force the game into OT with a late three-pointer but was able to build up a five-point lead late in OT and hang on for the win. Fordham was able to shoot 45.5% from the field and 31.8% (7-22) from beyond the arc. The Rams held the Minutemen to 18.5% (5-27) from three-point range and won the turnover battle by a 15-13 margin. Leading the way for Fordham was Joseph Chartouny who had a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, the Rams have been led by Mandell Thomas (14.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.5 spg), Ryan Rhoomes (13.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.8 bpg), and Joseph Chartouny (9.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.1 apg). Offensively, Fordham is averaging 72.7 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field and 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Rams average 7.7 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.10. Defensively, Fordham is holding their opponents to average 67.7 ppg on 43.3% shooting. The Rams average 4.3 blocks per game and 9.0 steals per game.
The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Rams are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games however, just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have been outstanding on the road this season as they have a perfect 7-0 away record which includes a perfect 7-0 road record ATS. Fordham has played well this season as they were able to pick up many wins in their non-conference schedule however have struggled since conference play has begun. Saint Joseph’s has two of the best players in the conference in DeAndre Bembry and Isaiah Miles and I think they’ll continue their road dominance against the Rams in this one. Take Saint Joseph’s to cover on the road.