Fordham Rams vs. Maine Black Bears Betting Prediction

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The winless Maine Black Bears (0-8) welcome the Fordham Rams (6-1) to Cross Insurance Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Fordham Rams at Maine Black Bears Betting Odds

In their last game, the Black Bears fell to the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 63-59, while the Rams won a close one over the Manhattan Jaspers, 57-56.

The Rams had a better effective field goal percentage (0.531 vs. 0.435) and had a better turnover percentage (19.9 vs. 20.5). Maine, on the other hand, held Saint Peter’s to an effective field goal percentage of 0.452 (below the 0.565 mark opponents have averaged against Maine this season). Andrew Fleming put together a good outing for Maine with 14 points and eight rebounds. Fordham rallied around Antwon Portley, who put up 14 points and seven assists.

The Rams won the only game between these two teams last season, 67-66. The Rams’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Black Bears. Fordham had a rate of 13.4, while Maine posted a mark of 20.1.

It could be a sloppy game for the Maine offense. Since the 2017-18 season, Maine ranks 339th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.6 percent), while the gambling defense of Fordham has forced the 52nd-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.2 percent).

Fordham Rams at Maine Black Bears ATS Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Maine, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Fordham ranks eighth in steals per game (8.5) while Maine ranks 265th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • The Black Bears rank 244th in rebounds per game (34.2) while the Rams rank 330th (29.9).
  • Fordham ranks 172nd in assists per game (13.4) while Maine ranks 257th (12.3).
  • The Rams rank 20th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while the Black Bears rank 248th (23.6).
  • Fordham ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Maine ranks 168th (3.5).