The Explorers and Rams are set to face off at 12:00 ET on USA. The Rams will host the game at Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 145 points, and the Rams are the home favorites against the Explorers in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.
LA SALLE EXPLORERS VS FORDHAM RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fordham Rams -5
This game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE FORDHAM RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Rams.
- Not only will Fordham pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Explorers Stand a Chance on the Road?
La Salle comes into this game as the underdog, and they have an overall record of 9-5. They have lost their last two games and are 0-1 in conference play. So far, they are 1-3 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -6.8 points per game away from home.
In their last game, the Explorers faced George Mason and lost by a score of 77-62. Over their last 10 road games, La Salle is just 3-7. So far this season, they have been favored in eight games and have gone 7-1 in those contests.
So far this season, La Salle has an ATS mark of 7-7 and they are 3-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Explorers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, La Salle is 2-2 vs. the spread this year and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for La Salle games is 8-6 and today’s line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.
In their most recent game, the La Salle offense put up just 62 points vs. the George Mason Patriots. Overall, they are now averaging 76.7 points per game which is 157th in the country. For the season, the La Salle offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 309th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.
The Explorers’ defense is presently ranked 164th nationally, allowing an average of 72.1 points per contest. La Salle’s three-point defense is currently 100th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. La Salle.
Will the Fordham Defense Show Up at Home?
Heading into today’s matchup, Fordham is favored by 5 points over La Salle. So far this season, the Rams are 7-7 overall and 5-6 at home. In their last game, Fordham defeated Columbia by a score of 87-78.
Over their last 10 games at home, the Rams have gone just 4-6. This season, Fordham has been favored in 9 of their 14 games and have gone 5-4 in those contests. On average, the Rams have outscored their opponents by 4.3 points per game at home.
As the favorite, Fordham has gone 4-5 against the spread this season. Their home ATS record is 4-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rams are 5-5 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Fordham games sits at 8-5. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 143.8, which is slightly lower than the average over/under line of 142.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 186 points and their OU record in those games is 3-0. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 161 points and their OU record in those games is 3-2. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their OU record in those games is 7-3.
In their latest game, Fordham’s offense looked good, scoring 87 points against Columbia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 20/26 free throws. Japhet Medor led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Will Richardson contributed 15 points for the Rams.
Coming into today’s game, the Fordham defense is giving up an average of 73.9 points per contest. So far, the Fordham defense is giving up an average of 7.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.7 times per game (667th).