Betting on today’s Rams and Dukes game? Catch the action at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Dukes hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on USA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Duquesne is favored by -7 to win at home against Fordham.

FORDHAM RAMS VS DUQUESNE DUKES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Duquesne Dukes -7

This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse at 12:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE DUQUESNE DUKES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Not only will Duquesne pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Rams Ready for a Road Win?

After a win over Rhode Island, Fordham is 9-10 on the season, including a 3-3 mark in Atlantic 10 play. The Rams have been better on the road this season, going 4-1 compared to 5-9 at home.

As the underdog, Fordham is 4-4 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games. For the year, the Rams have a -1.2 average scoring margin on the road.

As the underdog, Fordham has a 4-4 record vs. the spread this season and an 8-11 overall mark. On the road, the Rams have gone 4-1 vs. the spread and are 6-4 in their last 10 road games. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Fordham has gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Fordham games is 12-7. The average scoring total in their games is 148.7 points, which is 5.5 points higher than the average over/under line of 143.2. Today’s over/under line is 145.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 137 points.

The Fordham offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Rhode Island. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.4% while connecting on 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Rams have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 356th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 331st in terms of percentage and 121st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Rams’ defense holds the 204th rank in the nation, allowing 73.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Rhode Island, the Rams finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 68 points vs. Fordham.

Do the Dukes Have What it Takes at Home?

Coming into tonight’s game, Duquesne is 10-8 overall and 1-5 in the Atlantic 10. At home, the Dukes are 8-3, and they are 8-4 when favored. On the other hand, Fordham is 1-4 as the underdog.

So far, Duquesne has played 18 games. In those games, they have an average scoring margin of +5.9 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, going 1-5 with an average scoring margin of -5.2 points per game.

When looking at Duquesne’s ATS record this season, they are currently 6-11. At home, their ATS mark is 4-7, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 5-12. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (145.6). Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 140.6. In their last three games, the average scoring total is lower at 122 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Duquesne offense tallied 54 points in a matchup against St. Bonaventure. Their field goal percentage for the game was 30.6%, and they made 7 threes. Jimmy Clark III is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.8. Meanwhile, Dae Dae Grant also brings a PPG average of 18.3 into the game.

At present, the Dukes’ defense is nationally ranked 80th, allowing 68.1 points per game. The Duquesne defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 50 points and allowed St. Bonaventure to connect on 7 threes.