Fordham Rams vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks - 11/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fordham Rams (0-0) vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks (0-0)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Rose Hill Gymnasium)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks welcome the Fordham Rams to town on opening day.
The Fordham Rams aren’t known for their success on the basketball court but the hiring of Jeff Neubauer from Eastern Kentucky could be the start of something good even though I am greatly surprised he took the job. I wouldn’t expect a huge turnaround as he inherits a very young team that lacks size which won’t help against the bigger, experienced squads in the conference which is why many have penciled the Rams in at the bottom of the A-10.Forward Christian Sengfelder will rebound and score in double figures but right now the issue is finding him help and there is no track record from anybody else.
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The Texas-Arlington Mavericks are not getting much positive press as most believe they are a last place squad. It seems that losing most of your starters an experience has that effect on the experts. Jorge Bilbao played in 31 games and contributed a few points and rebounds and Drew Charles averaged around seven points but the Mavericks are hoping transfer Mairega Clarke can duplicate his 18 points at JC. Kennedy Eubanks returns after sitting out a year for transferring and he averaged eleven points. The Mavs do have some potential but this team is absolutely one we need to see before labeling.
Fordham are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and Texas-Arlington are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 Saturday games. There are just way too many unknowns for me to place hard earned cash down on either. My guess is the majority will be on Fordham because of the coaching change. I can’t argue for or against that logic…