Betting on today’s Spartans and Rams game? Catch the action at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 135.5 points, and the Rams are favored to win at home vs. the Spartans.
NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS VS FORDHAM RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fordham Rams -4.5
This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 1:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
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 -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Spartans Pull Off a Road Win?
After defeating Hampton 75-68 in their most recent game, Norfolk State now has a 1-0 record. In the three most recent games where Norfolk State was considered the underdog, they have a 0-3 record. In terms of against the spread (ATS), Norfolk State has a 0-1 record thus far in the current season. Taking into account the team’s previous three games, including those from the previous year, they have an ATS record of 0-1 with an average scoring differential of +19.
After one game, Norfolk State’s over/under mark is 0-1-0 after posting an over/under record of 19-10-0 last season. The Spartans’ last five games have culminated with an average of 80 points per game and an over/under record of 1-2.
In their latest game, Norfolk State offense put up 75 points against Hampton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34.5% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jamarii Thomas, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17, while Jaylani Darden also maintains a PPG average of 12 leading up to the game.
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 26th in the country, permitting 59.7 points per game. So far, the Norfolk State defense is giving up an average of 5.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (383rd).
Can the Rams Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Fordham, who has a record of 1-1, will face Norfolk State in their third game. Up to this point, all of Fordham’s games have been at their home court. Against the spread, Fordham has a current record of 0-2 this season. Over the last three games, the school has a 1-2 ATS record, with an average scoring differential of +8.
Up to this point, games involving Fordham have had an average of 141.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 70 points per game.
In their latest game, Fordham offense put up 73 points against Cornell. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 9 threes. Japhet Medor led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Josh Rivera contributed 12 points for the Rams.
At this time, the Rams’ defense is positioned 75th in the country, permitting 71.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Cornell, the Big Red finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 78 points vs. Fordham.