Fordham vs. Harvard - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Harvard Crimson (3-6) at Fordham Rams (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson and Fordham Rams meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.
The Harvard Crimson need a bounce back victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 68.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Bryce Aiken is averaging 17.9 points and 3.3 assists while Seth Towns is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Chris Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Corey Johnson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have lost seven straight road games.
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The Fordham Rams look for a nice home victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Fordham Rams are averaging 63.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Will Tavares is averaging 17.1 points and 1.7 assists while Prokop Slanina is averaging 12 points and 4.8 rebounds. Joseph Chartouny is the third double-digit scorer and Ivan Raut is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Fordham Rams are shooting 24.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fordham Rams are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.6 rebounds per game. The Fordham Rams have split their last eight home games.
The Crimson are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rams are 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 Wednesday games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Rams last 5 overall and the over is 11-5 in Crimson last 16 overall.
Neither one of these teams have been that impressive out of the gate, especially on the offensive side where they're both shooting below average from the field. Points could be tough to come by for both clubs, making this a tough game to call. So, in a complete toss-up and probably a game you should stay away from, I'd side with the home team if forced to pick. It's the one advantage to go off in this tight contest.