Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Ramblers versus the Rams? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY. The Ramblers are the favored team in this Atlantic 10 conference contest against the Rams. The game’s over/under currently sits at 145.5 points.
LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS VS FORDHAM RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fordham Rams +1.5
This game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE FORDHAM RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Rams.
- Not only will Fordham pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Does Loyola Chicago Stand a Chance on the Road?
Through 18 games, Loyola Chicago has a record of 12-6. In their last game, they defeated Massachusetts by a score of 79-78. Over their last ten games, the Ramblers have gone 5-5 on the road.
For the season, Loyola Chicago has been the favorite in ten of their games, going 7-3 in those matchups. On the road, they have a record of 3-2, and their average scoring margin is -2.2 points per game.
When looking at Loyola Chicago’s ATS record this season, they are currently 7-10. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-2 and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Ramblers are just 3-7 this year.
So far this season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 6-10-1. The average over/under line in their games is 143.2 and today’s line of 145.5 is higher than 13 of their 17 games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
Loyola Chicago’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Massachusetts, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 73.9 points per game. The top scorer for the Ramblers was Philip Alston with 23 points, while Des Watson also added 15 to the scoreboard.
Coming into today’s game, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 67.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Fordham, the Loyola Chicago defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Loyola Chicago made 21 free-throws vs. the Ramblers.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Rams?
After a loss to Davidson, Fordham will look to get back on track at home against Loyola Chicago. So far, the Rams have gone 5-8 at home this season, and they are 3-7 in their last 10 games at home.
As the underdog, Fordham has gone 3-3 this season, and they are 8-9 overall. Through 17 games, they have gone 2-2 in Atlantic 10 play.
As the underdog, Fordham has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 7-10 and they are just 4-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams are 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Fordham games is 12-5. Today’s line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 142.8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points and their OU record for the season is 8-2 in their last 10 games.
In contrast to their season average of 76 points per game, the Fordham had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against Davidson and had a field goal percentage of 34.8%. Leading the team in scoring is Japhet Medor, who is averaging 12.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Will Richardson also maintains a PPG average of 10.4 heading into game.
At present, the Rams’ defense is nationally ranked 226th, allowing 74.6 points per game. So far, the Fordham defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.2 times per game (661st).