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Fordham vs. VCU - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

VCU Rams (16-14) at Fordham Rams (9-20)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)

The Line: Fordham Rams +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS 6

The VCU Rams and Fordham Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.

The VCU Rams need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The VCU Rams are averaging 76 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Justin Tillman is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds while De'Riante Jenkins is averaging 12.8 points and 2.5 assists. Issac Vann is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Jonathan Williams is dishing 5.7 assists. The VCU Rams are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The VCU Rams have split their last six road games.

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Fordham vs. VCU - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Fordham Rams look for a victory to snap a five-game losing streak. The Fordham Rams are averaging 62.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Will Tavares is averaging 13.6 points and 1.2 assists while Prokop Slanina is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Joseph Chartouny is the third double-digit scorer and Ivan Raut is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Fordham Rams are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Fordham Rams are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Fordham Rams have lost four of their last six home games.

The Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rams are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10 and 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 overall and the over is 8-1 in Rams last 9 road games.

The VCU Rams beat Fordham by 13 points a couple of days before the new year, and while they're struggling to win games as of late, Fordham is in far worse form. In their last five games, the Fordham Rams are shooting under 40 percent from the field, allowing 55.4 percent shooting and being outscored by nearly 16 points. There's just not much a case to be made for Fordham in its current form, and there's a far greater chance of VCU turning things around. Better games on Saturday's card, but VCU should get the job done here.

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