Fordham Rams (12-2) vs. Rhode Island Rams (4-9)
January 4, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -1.5 / Fordham Rams +1.5; Over/Under: +133
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The Fordham Rams and the Rhode Island Rams meet in college basketball action from the Ryan Center on Wednesday night.
The Fordham Rams will be out to rebound from a 57-43 loss to Davidson at home in their last game. Darius Quisenberry has a team-high 16.8 PPG along with 3.6 RPG and 3.2 APG while Khalid Moore has 15.1 PPG with 5.9 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Fordham so far this year. Kyle Rose has 9.4 PPG while Antrell Charlton has 7.5 PPG with 4.6 APG to lead the Rams in the assist department this season. Abdou Tsimbila also has a team-high 7.7 RPG as well on the year. As a team, Fordham is averaging 73.5 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 33.7% from three and 76.1% from the foul line this season.
The Rhode Island Rams will try to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 72-61 loss to Duquesne in their last matchup. Ishmael Leggett leads the Rams in scoring with 15.7 PPG and 5.5 RPG and Brayon Freeman has 13.7 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Rhode Island so far this season. Malik Martin has a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead Rhode Island on the glass while Sebastian Thomas also has a team-high 3.1 APG to lead the Rams in assists up to this point in the year. As a team, Rhode Island is averaging 65.6 PPG on 39.8% shooting from the field, 29.6% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.
Fordham is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. Rhode Island is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
I could easily make a case for both sides here, but I’m going to stick with Fordham. Rhode Island has simply stunk it up within the conference going back some time now, and I just don’t see this game being any different when Fordham is clearly the better team here and they just fell into a flat spot against Davidson last time out. I think that Rhode Island’s been in a flat spot pretty much all year long, so give me Fordham in this one.