The Fordham Rams (5-3) will be at home in Rose Hill Gym when they take on the Bryant Bulldogs (6-4). Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Bryant Bulldogs at Fordham Rams Betting Preview
In the Bulldogs’ last game, they edged the Columbia Lions, 67-65. Adam Grant was Bryant’s leading scorer with 20 points on 8-for-19 shooting. Bryant played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.0 (below their season average of 33.0) and a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 16.8). For those same stats, Columbia recorded marks of 19.0 and 13.8, respectively.
The Rams are hoping for a better outcome after their 54-53 loss to the Manhattan Jaspers in their last game. Erten Gazi was the top scorer from either team with 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Manhattan held the Rams to an effective field goal percentage of 0.364 (below their season average of 0.469). Fordham, on the other hand, forced the Jaspers into a turnover percentage of 22.2 (above their season average of 16.5).
The inefficient offense of Fordham will battle against the top-notch defense of Bryant. Since the 2018-19 season, the Rams rank 283rd in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs are 57th in defensive efficiency. The Bulldogs figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. It will also be a tale of two styles as the aggressively-paced Bulldogs rank 29th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Rams rank 308th.
Bryant vs. Fordham Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Bryant, ATS Winner – Bryant, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bulldogs average 25.2 three pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the country. The Rams rank 76th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6).
Bryant ranks 41st in blocks per game (3.1) while Fordham ranks 109th (3.2).
Bryant averages 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks third in the NCAA. Fordham ranks 208th in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).
The Bulldogs rank 50th in assists per game (11.8) while the Rams rank 209th (11.4).
Bryant ranks 27th in steals per game (6.1) while Fordham ranks 139th (6.2).