Fordham vs. Siena - 12/1/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (2-2) at Fordham Rams (1-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints and Fordham Rams play Monday night at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.
The Siena Saints have won two straight and rely on their high-powered offense. On the season, Siena is averaging 79.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 80 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Rob Poole leads Siena with 17 points and 5.3 rebounds while Ryan Oliver is averaging 11.8 points on 69.6 percent shooting. Lavon Long is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Marquis Wright is dishing out 6.5 assists. The Siena Saints are a quick paced offensive team that’s putting up nearly 60 shots per game and shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. Siena has eight different players averaging at least five points per game and has topped 70 points in six straight games. The issue with the Siena Saints is that their quick style of play doesn’t help their defense, as they’ve allowed 141 points in their last two games.
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The Fordham Rams have lost four straight and would love nothing more than to get in the win column. On the season, Fordham is averaging 56.8 points on 34.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Eric Paschall leads Fordham with 16 points on 45.2 percent shooting and Mandell Thomas is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ryan Rhoomes is grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game and Nemanja Zarkovic is shooting 35.7 percent from deep. The Fordham Rams continue to struggle mightily offensively and that’s not going to change until Jon Severe returns from his leave of absence. The one thing Fordham does do well is rebounding the basketball, as its averaging more than 39 boards per game and 4.5 blocks.
The Saints are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Rams are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Fordham Rams don't have the offensive firepower to hang with Siena, especially with no Severe on the court. Give me Siena to cover the chalk on the road.