Fordham vs. UMass - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Massachusetts Minutemen (12-9) at Fordham Rams (5-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fordham Rams and the Massachusetts Minutemen face off on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym in A-10 college basketball action.
The Fordham Rams are 5-14 this season and they have lost their last eight games. Fordham is averaging 63.2 points and they are shooting 40.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Eric Paschall leads the Rams averaging 17.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Mandell Thomas is averaging 12.4 points, Christian Sengfelder is averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Anwoine Anderson is averaging 6.7 points. Fordham is 5-6 at home and 0-8 in Atlantic 10 play.
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The UMass Minutemen are 12-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Massachusetts is averaging 69.9 points and shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Max Esho leads the Minutemen averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Cady Lalanne is averaging 12.3 points and 9.2 rebounds, Trey Davis is averaging 10.7 points, and Derrick Gordon is averaging 10 points. UMass is 3-5 on the road and 5-3 in the A-10.
Fordham is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-12 against the spread against a team with a winning record. UMass is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 5-2 against the spread against the A-10, and 401 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The underdog has done well in this series but Fordham just isn’t getting enough to cover.