La Salle Explorers at Fordham Rams Free Prediction 01/23/19

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The Fordham Rams (9-9, 0-5 A10) and the La Salle Explorers (3-14, 1-4 A10) go head-to-head at Rose Hill Gym. The Rams look to put an end to their six-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

La Salle Explorers vs. Fordham Rams Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Rams lost a winnable game to the George Mason Patriots, 71-68, while the Explorers fell to the Rhode Island Rams, 78-67.

La Salle had a turnover percentage of 13.2 (better than their season average of 18.5) while Fordham held George Mason to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.9 (below their season average of 27.5). Nick Honor fueled Fordham with 21 points and five rebounds. Pookie Powell, meanwhile had a good game for La Salle, contributing 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Explorers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last matchup, La Salle won 73-60. La Salle won the rebounding battle. The Explorers had 10 offensive rebounds and 41 total rebounds, while the Rams had five and 24, respectively. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Fordham figures to have a considerable edge. The Rams defense ranks 88th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.478), while the La Salle offense is ranked 336th in effective field goal percentage (0.459). Ball security could be troublesome for the Explorers. They rank 286th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 20.8 percent), while the Rams force the 60th-most turnovers in the country (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.1 percent).

La Salle Explorers at Fordham Rams Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Fordham, ATS Winner – Fordham, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • La Salle ranks 20th in steals per game (8.5) while Fordham ranks 141st (6.0).
  • The Rams rank 234th in rebounds per game (33.6) while the Explorers rank 255th (32.6).
  • The Rams rank second in blocks allowed per game (1.6) while the Explorers rank 90th (3.4).
  • Fordham ranks 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while La Salle ranks 111th (23.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Explorers have scored an average of 63.8 points per game (4.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (8.2 below their season average).
  • The Rams have been outscored by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Fordham has defeated opponents by an average of 4.2 points.