Rhode Island vs. Fordham Pick
Can No. 24 Rhode Island continue to climb up the rankings when the Rams hit the road to face Fordham tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Rhode Island is favored on the road, as the Rams are getting odds of -14.5 points against Fordham. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 131 points. Tonight’s game will take place from Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, New York.
Rhode Island is on a 10-game win streak right now following an 88-74 win at Dayton this past weekend. The Rams are 15-3 overall, 7-0 in the A-10 and 10-5-1 against the spread. Rhode Island is putting up 77.4 points per game this season while allowing just 66.7 per contest. The Rams are being led by Jared Terrell, who is averaging 18.3 points per contest. E.C. Matthews is adding 13.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest.
Fordham has lost five straight coming into tonight’s meeting with Rhode Island. The Rams are 6-13 on the season, 1-6 in the Atlantic-10 and 4-11 against the spread. Fordham is averaging 61.6 points per contest this year while allowing 68.6 per game. Will Tavares has been leading the team this season with 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Prokop Slanina is adding 11.4 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
Fordham has won and covered in two straight meetings with Rhode Island, but the two have yet to meet this season. Rhode Island has looked dominant in conference play, going 6-1 against the spread. Their lone failed cover was still a 7-point road win as a 7.5-point favorite. Fordham hasn’t been terribly competitive, going 2-5 ATS in conference games. They have had six double-digit losses in their last eight games. The public betting is backing Rhode Island tonight on the road and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: RHODE ISLAND -14.5