Fordham vs. Duquesne - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (10-17) at Fordham Rams (9-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and Fordham Rams meet Wednesday night at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.
The Duquesne Dukes need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Duquesne is averaging 71 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 75 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 13.3 points and 3.6 assists while Micah Mason is averaging 11.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Dominique McKoy is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and TySean Powell is shooting 58.2 percent. The Duquesne Dukes have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 62.4 percent from the line and 36.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Duquesne is allowing 38.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 73 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Fordham Rams look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Fordham is averaging 64.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Eric Paschall is averaging 16.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Mandell Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and 3.7 assists. Christian Sengfelder is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Rhoomes is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Fordham Rams have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 31 percent from deep. Defensively, Fordham is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The Dukes are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Rams are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Dukes are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Fordham has been a covering machine pretty much all season and has covered its last five home games. With Duquesne really stinking it up on the road, I'm siding with the Rams and the reasonable chalk.