Fordham Rams vs. Rider Broncs - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (2-1) at Fordham Rams (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs will travel to play the Fordham Rams in a non-conference college basketball game on Wednesday.
The Fordham Rams are 4-1 this season after beating Lipscomb by a score of 85-69 in their last game. Fordham scored 50 points in the second half and was able to pull away for the win. Christian Sengfelder led Fordham with 23 points and 5 rebounds in their win. Fordham is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 67.2 points per game. Fordham is also averaging 29.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Joseph Chartouny is averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game, while Javontae Hawkins is averaging 14 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for Fordham. Fordham is shooting 44.6% on field goals, 77.6% on free throws, and 35.4% on three-pointers.
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The Rider Broncs are 2-1 this season after losing to South Florida by a score of 70-65 in their last game. Rider led by 3 points at halftime but was unable to hang on for the win in the second half. Xavier Lundy led Rider with 16 points and 9 rebounds in this game. Rider is averaging 72 points per game while giving up 64.7 points per game. Rider is also averaging 43 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Xavier Lundy is averaging 16.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Kahlil Thomas is averaging 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for Rider. Rider is shooting 43.1% on field goals, 69.4% on free throws, and 22% on three-pointers.
Rider is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 9-2 in Rider’s last 11 non-conference games. Fordham is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the MAAC and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in Rider’s last 4 home games.
Rider comes into this game struggling in their recent road games, while Fordham will have the home court advantage. Rider has the rebounding advantage, while Fordham is the better shooting team. I think Fordham will win this game, but am going with Rider to keep it close.