VCU at Fordham College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Rose Hill Gymnasium
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The VCU Rams travel to Rose Hill Gymnasium to play the Fordham Rams on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has VCU as 5 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Fordham has an overall mark of 9-20. They are averaging 62.1 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 12-14 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important Fordham Rams Betting Trends
The Fordham Rams are 7-17 against the spread this season
The Fordham Rams are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Key Fordham Rams Injuries
12/12/17 F Chuba Ohams Hip is out for season
De'Riante Jenkins averages 12.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Justin Tillman averages 19 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Prokop Slanina averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Will Tavares averages 13.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 258th and 211th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 196th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 261st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball. VCU averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in D-1. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 107th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 105th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 275th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 326th with 16.0 assists allowed per contest, and 328th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 272nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Fordham is 347th in Division 1 with 62.1 points per game this year. They are 328th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 347th in the nation. They are 348th in college basketball in rebounding with 28.9 boards per game and 182nd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Rams are 211th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Rams are 223rd in the country in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 174th. They are 85th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 143rd. As a unit they are 166th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in D-1. VCU is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 249th in the country.
Fordham is 92nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 237th in the nation. The Rams are 343rd in the country in offensive rating with 92, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 193rd. In terms of pace they are 301st in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 312th. As a team they are 326th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Fordham college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Fordham +5
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