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Fordham Rams vs. Rhode Island Rams - 2/1/14

Rhode Island Rams (11-10) at Fordham Rams (8-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)

The Line: Fordham Rams 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Rhode Island’s schedule eases up Saturday with a road trip to Fordham. Due to a brutal schedule, Rhode Island has lost four of its last six games, while Fordham has lost eight of its last nine.

In the last six games, Rhode Island has played Saint Louis, George Washington, St. Joseph’s and Dayton. It’s easy to see why the Rams haven’t been so hot as of late. Still, even with a difficult schedule, they’ve been able to post a defensive average of 69.4 points and hold teams to just 21.9 percent from downtown in their last three games. They lost to St. Joseph’s by only four points and Saint Louis by one.

Fordham Rams vs. Rhode Island Rams - 2/1/14

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Fordham has been absolutely horrible, pretty much getting blown out each and every game since the calendar changed. In its last five games, it’s only averaging 60.8 points and allowing its opponents to score more than 77. It’s shooting less than 40 percent on the season and only 31.4 from beyond the arc.

It’s safe to say that this pick is either Rhode Island or a no play.

Rhode Island is the better team at both ends of the floor and is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven road games. It’s also an impressive 10-6 against the spread on the season, while Fordham is a mediocre 7-7-1 against the number.

Not super confident in this matchup, but take Rhode Island if you must cap this game.

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