Fordham vs. Richmond - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (15-15) at Fordham Rams (17-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Fordham Rams +5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The Fordham Rams and the Richmond Spiders face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball tournament action.
The Fordham Rams are 17-12 this season and they won their final four games to close out the regular season. Fordham is averaging 71.8 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Ryan Rhoomes leads the Rams averaging 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Mandell Thomas is averaging 12.6 points, Joseph Chartouny is averaging 11 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Christian Sengfelder is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Fordham is 8-10 in CUSA and 0-1 in neutral site games.
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The Richmond Spiders are 15-15 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Richmond is averaging 77.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. T.J. Cline leads the Spiders averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Terry Allen is averaging 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, ShawnDre’ Jones is averaging 15 points, and Marshall Wood is averaging 8.6 points. Richmond is 7-11 in CUSA and 1-1 in neutral site games.
Fordham is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Richmond is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. Richmond has covered the point spread in nine of the last 13 meetings of these two teams.
Richmond seems to have Fordham’s number but I see this one coming down to the wire and we will be glad to have the points.