The Fordham Rams (7-11, 1-5 A10) look to end a five-game road losing streak when they take on the Saint Louis Billikens (14-5, 3-3 A10) at Chaifetz Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Fordham Rams vs. Saint Louis Billikens Odds Preview
In the Rams’ last game, they beat the George Washington Colonials, 59-54. Jalen Cobb was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting. The Rams, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.449, had a mark of 0.521, while the Colonials had a free throw rate of 0.196 (below their season average of 0.230).
The Billikens are trying to rebound after their 71-59 loss to the Davidson Wildcats in their last matchup. Javonte Perkins was the game’s high scorer with 25 points on 7-for-17 shooting. Davidson did a fantastic job of making free throws (26-32; 81.3 percent). Saint Louis, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.0 vs. 14.3).
Saint Louis might have trouble putting up points as they battle against one of the country’s best defenses. Fordham currently ranks 54th in defensive efficiency, while the Billikens rank 175th in offensive efficiency.
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Billikens won the sole game last season, 63-60. The Billikens dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.275 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1. For those same stats, the Rams were 0.143 and 19.4, respectively.
Fordham Rams vs. Saint Louis Billikens ATS Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Saint Louis, ATS Winner – Fordham, O/U – Under
The Billikens rank 45th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Rams rank 134th (2.8).
Saint Louis averages 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. Fordham ranks 123rd in assists allowed per game (12.4).
Saint Louis ranks 14th in rebounds per game (40.9) while Fordham ranks 218th (33.7).
The Rams rank 149th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while the Billikens rank 270th (17.4).
Saint Louis ranks 48th in steals per game (7.9) while Fordham ranks 147th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
The Billikens’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 6.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 56.2 points per game (3.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.2 points per game (2.3 above their season average).