Rice Owls (4-2) vs. Fordham Rams (3-3)
November 24, 2021 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Fordham Rams +4.5 / Rice Owls -4.5; Over/Under: +140
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The Rice Owls and the Fordham Rams meet in college basketball action from the hertz Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
The Rice Owls will be out to bounce back from a 76-73 loss to Oakland in their last game. Travis Evee leads the Owls in scoring with 18 PPG while Max Fiedler has 14 PPG with a team-high 11 RPG and 3 APG for the double-double. Chris Mullins has 12.3 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG and Carl Pierre has 12 PPg to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Rice up to this point in the year. As a team, Rice is averaging 79 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 35.6% from three and 73.2% from the foul line while allowing 77.2 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the floor and 33.6% from three this season.
The Fordham Rams will look to bounce back after an 81-71 loss to Delaware last time out. Darius Quisenberry leads the Rams in scoring with 18.2 PPG along with 4.4 RPG while Antonio Daye Jr. has 17.2 PPG with 3.6 RPG and a team-high 3.2 APG and Chuba Ohams has 11.4 PPg with a team-high 12.6 RPG to averagea double-double per game this season. As a team, Fordham is averaging 71.3 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 30.7% from three and 71.2% from the foul line while allowing 68.3 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field and 33.6% from three this season.
Rice is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games as an underdog while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Fordham is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the under is 13-4-1 in their last 18 Wednesday games.
I get the case that you could make either way as these are two teams that feel evenly matched, but I’m going to look at the under here. Neither side really inspires me all that much offensively and I just think this is a first to 60 kind of game. Give me the under here.