Fordham Rams vs. Richmond Spiders Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/11/14
Richmond Spiders (10-6) at Fordham Rams (7-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders take the floor with the Fordham Rams at Rose Hill Gym in an A-10 tilt.
Richmond has dropped consecutive games so the big thing for them is to get a win and avoid a losing streak of any length which is a key to success in the power packed Atlantic Ten. The Spiders depend on their defense as much as any team in the conference but this unit was nowhere to be found in an 84-70 loss at St Bonaventure. The Bonnies took a 13 point lead in to the half and held of a rally behind 48% shooting while the Spiders 43% from the field wasn't good enough with 27-13 hole at the line. Cedrick Lindsay tried to carry the scoring load with 27 while Kendall Anthony added 12 points with the entire eight man rotation scoring.
Fordham possesses one of the best scoring squads in the Atlantic Ten at 77 points but unfortunately the defense allows 77 points which is near the bottom of the national rankings. Both trends continued in an 87-81 loss at Duquesne which extend their skid to three games. The Rams did make a nice come back from a 13 point halftime hole but 36% marksmanship caught up to them and negated 13 more looks at the basket. Jon Severe exploded for a game high 35 points on 11-20 from the field which included seven bombs while Branden Frazier and Mandell Thomas netted 15 points with each posting six helpers.
Fordham plays better at home like most teams so they won't be a pushover but Richmond has generally faired well versus the Rams so hopefully they get the job done once again...