Saint Joseph's vs. Fordham - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fordham Rams (7-20) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (5-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 129
The Fordham Rams and the Saint Joseph’s Hawks meet in A-10 conference college hoops from the Hagan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Fordham Rams will be looking for their second conference win to get out of the basement of the A-10, sitting at 1-14 in conference play with nine straight losses after a 76-75 loss to Rhode Island last time out. Jalen Cobb has 10.5 PPG while Antwon Portley is right behind with 10.4 PPG and a team-high 2.5 APG this season. Joel Soriano has a team-high 5.7 RPG while Onyi Eyisi has 6.6 PPG and 5.6 RPG. As a team, Fordham is averaging 57.4 points on 37.9% shooting from the field, 31.6% from 3-point range and 61.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 61.9 points on 40.4% shooting from the field and 30.8% from 3-point range this season. Fordham is 0-7 straight up and 3-4 against the spread on the road this season.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will also be hunting for their second conference win, also sitting in the cellar at 1-14 in A-10 play after a 76-63 loss to Saint Louis last time out. Ryan Daly leads the Hawks with an average of 20.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG and 4.3 APG while Cameron Brown has 9.6 PPG and 4.4 RPG this season. As a team, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 68.4 points on 38.6% shooting from the field, 30% from 3-point range and 70.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 79.6 points on 46.4% shooting from the field, 37.5% from 3-point range and 72.6% from the foul line this season. Saint Joseph’s is 3-9 straight up and 6-6 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the favorite is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.
This isn’t a game I’m rushing to bet, and I don’t think I could have a good feeling betting either side. However, while starting out with points is nice, Fordham has just been terrible, and that form hasn’t changed on the road, while Saint Joseph’s has been at least a little bit competitive and has shown some fight lately, especially at home. If forced to pick, I’d lay the points with Saint Joseph’s and just move on.