Fordham at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Fordham Rams travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has VCU as 12 point favorites.
Fordham heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-7. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 64.9 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. VCU has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Fordham Rams Betting Trends
The Fordham Rams are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Fordham Rams are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-5 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Fordham Rams Injuries
12/29/17 F Jesse Bunting Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Va Commonwealth
12/12/17 F Chuba Ohams Hip is out for season
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/29/17 F Issac Vann Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Fordham
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Prokop Slanina averages 11.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Will Tavares averages 16.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Justin Tillman averages 17.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 0.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 211th and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 318th, and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 281st place in the country. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in college basketball. Fordham averages 64.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 337th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 344th in D-1. They average 30.0 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 344th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 227th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 229th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 241st with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 198th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 187th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season. VCU is 112th in Division 1 with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 156th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 89th in the nation. They are 142nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 103rd in assists per contest with 15.3. The Rams are 202nd in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Rams are 86th in the country in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 93 is ranked 330th. They are 261st in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 307th. As a unit they are 312th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 47th in D-1. Fordham is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 163rd in the country.
VCU is 227th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 242nd in the nation. The Rams are 128th in the country in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 228th. In terms of pace they are 128th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 146th. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 170th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fordham/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -12
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