Fordham vs. Dayton - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (12-2) at Fordham Rams (5-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and Fordham Rams square off Saturday night at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.
The Dayton Flyers have won five straight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Dayton is averaging 69.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 59.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert is averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kendall Pollard is the third player averaging double-digit points and Scoochie Smith is dishing 4.1 assists. The Dayton Flyers are a solid defensive team that’s allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in five of their last seven games. Offensively, Dayton is shooting 65.9 percent from the free throw line and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Dayton Flyers are 2-1 SU this season on the road.
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The Fordham Rams have split their last eight games and look for their first conference win. On the season, Fordham is averaging 62.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16 points and 6.2 rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third player averaging double-digit points and Antwoine Anderson is dishing 3.9 assists. The Fordham Rams are shooting 66.2 percent from the free throw line and 28.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Fordham is forcing 13 turnovers and has allowed 68 or more points in four of its last six games. The Fordham Rams are 5-3 SU this season on their home court.
The Flyers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10 and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Dayton Flyers are starting to hit their stride, which is bad news for below-average teams such as Fordham. Look for the Flyers to win this game by double digits.