Planning on watching today’s Rams and Hawks game? Catch the action at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on USA. The over/under for this game is set at 145 points, and Saint Joseph’s is favored by -8.5 vs. Fordham in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.

FORDHAM RAMS VS SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fordham Rams +8.5

This game will be played at Hagan Arena at 12:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE FORDHAM RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Saint Joseph’s winning straight-up, we like Fordham at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Fordham Stun the Crowd at Hagan Arena?

As an underdog, Fordham has gone 7-10 this season. They come into this game with an overall record of 12-16 and a 6-9 record in Atlantic 10 play. The Rams have won two straight games, including their most recent game against George Mason by a score of 61-60.

On the road this season, Fordham has gone 5-4, and their average scoring margin is -4.0 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Rams have gone 5-5, and their record over their last five road games is 2-3.

As the underdog this season, Fordham has gone 8-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have gone 5-5 ATS. On the road, Fordham has an ATS mark of 6-3 this year and they have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Fordham games is 16-12. Today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their latest game, Fordham offense put up 61 points against George Mason. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 32.2% and made 12 threes. Offensively, the Rams hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 374th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 348th in terms of percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Fordham is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.2 points per game. Against George Mason in their most recent game, the Fordham defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing George Mason to hit 32% of their shots.

Can Saint Joseph’s Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Saint Joseph’s has gone 13-3, and they have won two straight games. Over their last ten games at home, the Hawks have gone 8-2. Overall, Saint Joseph’s has a record of 17-11, and they are 15-4 when favored.

On the road, the Hawks have gone just 4-8 this season, and they have lost three straight games away from home. So far, their average scoring margin at home is +11.0 points per game, compared to -2.6 points per game on the road.

Against the spread, Saint Joseph’s has a .500 record of 14-14 this season. At home, the Hawks are 8-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone just 3-7 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Saint Joseph’s sits at 15-12-1. The average point total in their games is 147.8, which is just a bit higher than the average over/under line of 147.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2. For the year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145.

The Saint Joseph’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. VCU. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.3% while connecting on 12 threes. The team’s top scorer is Erik Reynolds II, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.7, while Xzayvier Brown also maintains a PPG average of 13 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 150th in the country, permitting 71.3 points per game. So far, the Saint Joseph’s defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (472nd).