Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Fordham Rams ATS Prediction


Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-3) head to Fordham to play the Rams (6-2). Action gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Fordham Rams ATS Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Rams defeated the City College of New York Beavers 106-58, while the Scarlet Knights beat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 90-55.

Rutgers played a perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.631 and a free throw rate of 0.123. For those same stats, Fairleigh Dickinson was 0.397 and 0.079, respectively. Fordham, on the other hand, dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a turnover percentage of 6.5 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. City College of New York put up marks of 27.9 and 16.7, respectively, for those same stats. Nick Honor had a good game for Fordham, recording 18 points. Eugene Omoruyi, meanwhile fueled Rutgers with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Scarlet Knights won the only game between these two teams last season, 75-63. Rutgers’ rebounding was their biggest strength. The Scarlet Knights had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. five), defensive rebounds (30 vs. 22) and total rebounds (45 vs. 27).

Fordham might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Rutgers ranks 36th in defensive efficiency, while the Rams rank 328th in offensive efficiency dating back to last season. Moreover, the Scarlet Knights could control the offensive glass in this matchup as they rank 48th in the country in offensive rebounding percentage at 33.6 percent. The Rams, meanwhile, rank 297th at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 68.6 percent.

Rutgers at Fordham Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Rutgers, ATS Winner – Rutgers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Rutgers ranks 38th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Fordham ranks 313th (30.0).
  • The Rams rank 47th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Scarlet Knights rank 205th (4.1).
  • Fordham ranks 13th in steals per game (8.5) while Rutgers ranks 84th (6.9).
  • The Rams rank 44th in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while the Scarlet Knights rank 302nd (16.3).
  • Rutgers ranks 84th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while Fordham ranks 258th (15.4).