Saint Joseph's vs. Fordham - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fordham Rams (5-9) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (6-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hagan Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fordham Rams and Saint Joseph’s Hawks square off Wednesday at the Hagan Arena.
The Fordham Rams have lost five of their last seven games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Fordham is averaging 61.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 12.9 points and 3.3 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ryan Rhoomes is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Fordham Rams are struggling with offensive depth, and they’re shooting just 67.5 percent from the line and 28.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Fordham is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last seven games. Fordham is 0-4 on the road.
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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have lost four straight games and look for their first conference win. On the season, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 62.4 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 66 points on 43.5 percent shooting. DeAndre Bembry is averaging 16.1 points and 2.9 assists while Isaiah Miles is averaging 10.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Aaron Brown is the third player averaging double-digit points and Chris Wilson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are also struggling offensively, as they’re shooting 61.7 percent from the line and 27 percent from downtown. Defensively, Saint Joseph's is allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in three of its last four games. Saint Joseph's is 4-2 SU on its home court.
The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic 10 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Rams are 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in St. Joseph's and 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Both teams are flat out stinking up the joint this season, which is why it's surprising to see Saint Joseph's is getting so much respect here. The best bet would probably be avoiding this game altogether but for the sake of the article, I'm taking the points.