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Fordham vs. Rutgers - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-3) at Fordham Rams (6-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Fordham Rams +7.5 -- Over/Under: 122
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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NCAA BB | Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-3) at Fordham Rams (6-2)
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Fordham Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a road victory after splitting their last six games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 69.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 15.4 points and nine rebounds while Geo Baker is averaging 14.6 points and 4.4 assists. Peter Kiss is the third double-digit scorer and Issa Thiam is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 58.7 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have split their last two road games.

The Fordham Rams look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Fordham Rams are averaging 75 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Nick Honor is averaging 17.5 points and 2.9 rebounds while Jalen Cobb is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 assists. Antwon Portley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Perry is grabbing two rebounds. The Fordham Rams are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Fordham Rams are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Fordham Rams have won all five home games this season.

The Scarlet Knights are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 non-conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rams are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 8-22 ATS in their last 30 non-conference games and 17-38-3 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 non-conference games.

These are two of the better defensive teams in the country right now, so while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights may have more talent overall, I'm not looking to pass up this many points with the Fordham Rams at home. Rutgers has been held to 67 or less points in each of its last six games, so I'm not sure how you can lay 7.5 points on the road. The Fordham Rams should be able to just enough to keep this game close for 40 minutes.

Pick:
Fordham Rams +7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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