Fordham at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Fordham Rams travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 11 point favorites.
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Fordham heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-5. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 63.1 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 8-3. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 57.3, good for a point differential of 15.5.
Valuable Fordham Rams Betting Trends
The Fordham Rams are 1-5 against the spread this season
The Fordham Rams are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Fordham Rams Injuries
12/11/17 F Chuba Ohams Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Rutgers
12/11/17 F Jesse Bunting Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Rutgers
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Prokop Slanina averages 12.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Will Tavares averages 17 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Geo Baker averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Corey Sanders averages 13.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 141st and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 235th place in the country. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in college basketball. Fordham averages 63.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 341st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 323rd. Behind the arc they shoot 24% which is good for 351st in D-1. They average 30.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 338th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 57.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 223rd with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 253rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Rutgers is 224th in Division 1 with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 291st in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 15.5. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 336th in the nation. They are 1st in college basketball in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 300th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Scarlet Knights are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Rams are 47th in the country in defensive rating with 91.5, and their offensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 335th. They are 283rd in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 332nd. As a unit they are 338th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in D-1. Fordham is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 103rd in the country.
Rutgers is 328th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 3rd in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 204th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 81.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 223rd in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 331st. As a team they are 336th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 341st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fordham/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers -11
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