The Fordham Rams (1-1) will be at home in Rose Hill Gym when they go head-to-head against the Manhattan Jaspers (2-3). Fordham is a 4.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 127 points. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Manhattan Jaspers at Fordham Rams Odds Preview
In the Jaspers last outing, they lost a close one to the Northern Illinois Huskies, 70-68. Rich Williams put together a good game for Manhattan, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Northern Illinois did an excellent job of making free throws (12-15; 80.0 percent). Manhattan, on the other hand, forced the Huskies into a turnover percentage of 18.3 (above their season average of 14.2).
The Rams will look to keep it rolling after defeating the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in their last outing, 81-68. Fordhams Prokop Slanina was a key piece with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Rams had a much better turnover percentage (10.1 vs. 15.7) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.551 vs. 0.431).
It could be a sloppy game for the Fordham offense. Dating back to last season, Fordham ranks 203rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.0 percent), while the disruptive defense of Manhattan has forced the 88th-most turnovers in the nation (20.4 percent). Moreover, the Jaspers rank 28th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.297), while the Rams rank 321st in opponents FTA rate (0.301).
Since last season, the Jaspers have had records of 12-25 straight up (SU) and 14-19 against the spread (ATS). Manhattan games have gone under the O/U total 57.6 percent of the time since last season.
The Rams, meanwhile, have records of 14-20 SU and 11-18-1 ATS since last season. Fordhams games have had a tendency to finish under the O/U total over that same period (60.0 percent).
The Jaspers won the sole contest against the Rams last season, 60-53. The Jaspers played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.409 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.477. The Rams put up marks of 0.241 and 0.370, respectively, for those same stats.
Manhattan Jaspers vs. Fordham Rams ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Fordham, ATS Winner – Manhattan, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Jaspers rank 220th in rebounds per game (34.9) while the Rams rank 321st (28.6).
- Fordham averages 2.9 blocks per game, which ranks 188th in the nation. Manhattan ranks 197th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
- Fordham ranks second in steals per game (9.9) while Manhattan ranks 213th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
- The Rams rank 48th in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while the Jaspers rank 224th (19.7).
- Fordham ranks 174th in assists per game (13.3) while Manhattan ranks 287th (11.4).