Fordham Rams vs. Saint Louis Billikens - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Louis Billikens (10-12) at Fordham Rams (5-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Louis Billikens will travel to Rose Hill Gymnasium to take on the Fordham Rams this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Saint Louis Billikens improved to 10-12 (2-7 A-10) on the season after defeating the Saint Joseph's Hawks, 68-61, this past Tuesday. Saint Louis shot 49.1% from the field and 20% (3-15) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Billikens was Achraf Yacoubou who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Saint Louis is ranked 215th in the RPI Standings and has played the 128th ranked SOS. On the season, the Billikens have been led by Milik Yarbrough (10.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.7 apg) and Achraf Yacoubou (10.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg). Saint Louis is averaging 61.0 ppg (ranked 311th) on 42.4% shooting (ranked 233rd). The Billikens average 12.5 apg 9ranked 181st) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.96 (ranked 198th). Saint Louis is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 (ranked 131st) on 44.8% shooting (ranked 269th). The Billikens pull down 30.23 total rpg (ranked 324th) and have a rebound margin of -4.0 (ranked 320th).
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The Fordham Rams dropped to 5-15 (0-9 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the UMass Minutemen, 78-72, this past Wednesday. Fordham shot 37.5% from the field and 26.3% (5-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was Eric Paschall who had 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Fordham is ranked 238th in the RPI Standings and has played the 32nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Rams have been led by Eric Paschall (17.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.9 apg) and Mandell Thomas (12.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.3 apg). Fordham is averaging 63.6 ppg (ranked 267th) on 40.1% shooting (ranked 300th). The Rams average 5.5 three-pointers per game (ranked 254th) on just 27.6% three-point shooting (ranked 338th). Fordham is holding their opponents to an average of 70.1 ppg (ranked 270th) on 45.7% shooting (ranked 301st) The Rams grab 36.55 total rpg (ranked 79th) and have a rebound margin of 3.3 (ranked 87th)
The Billikens are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games vs. the A-10 and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Rams are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
Saint Louis snapped their four game losing streak with a tough OT win against Saint Joseph's. Fordham has lost their last 9 games, however, all five of their wins have come from home this season. Saint Louis has been a great program over the past few years, however, they are in a rebuilding year and can really struggle on the offensive end. Fordham isn't anything special but they have played some good teams (URI, UMass) tough at home and I think will be the game that stops their losing streak. Take Fordham in the pick-em to win this one.