Dayton Flyers vs Fordham Rams Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Fordham Rams
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (-11.5)
The Fordham Rams (0-2) play the Dayton Flyers (5-2) at Rose Hill Gymnasium on Tuesday. Fordham opens this matchup as 11.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 124.
Dayton will play this game with a record of 5-2 so far this season. The Flyers are connecting on 39.0% on three-point shots (48 of 123) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 69.3 pts per contest (243rd in the country) while shooting 50.7% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Dayton is grabbing 31.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 100 assists this season, which is 218th in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Flyers are forcing 14.1 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. The Flyers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.4% (177 of 417) and they concede 31.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 74th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 78 relinquished for the campaign. They are conceding 33.3% from 3-point land and they are 98th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.4).
The Dayton Flyers played the George Mason Patriots and took home the win by a score of 74-65 in their last game. Dayton finished the game having earned a 54.0% FG percentage (27 out of 50) and knocked down 12 out of their 25 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Flyers made 8 of 11 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 29 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup while having 3 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defense, Dayton allowed their opponent to shoot 54.0% from the field on 27 of 50 shooting. George Mason recorded 14 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. In addition, the Patriots pulled down 24 rebounds (4 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 rejections. George Mason finished shooting 63.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of 11 attempts. They converted 10 out of their 23 tries from distance.
Jalen Crutcher is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins and also grabbed 3 boards. Crutcher finished shooting 64.3% from the floor and recorded 7 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Flyers was Ibi Watson. He snagged 5 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He went 66.7% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-9 (16 points). When all was said and done, Watson saw the court for 40 minutes.
Fordham has a mark of 0-2 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Rams are hitting on 29.7% from the floor, which is 356th in college basketball. Fordham has accounted for 99 points this year (49.5 per game) and they grab 31.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 7.5 times per contest (340th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest. The Rams are responsible for committing 12.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 67.5% from the free throw line. The Rams on the defensive side of the court are 312th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 80.0. They have given up 21.0 assists and 36.5 boards per contest, which is ranked 340th and 231st in college basketball. The Fordham defense concedes 49.0% on shots from 3-point land (25 of 51) and their opponents are converting on 67.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 54.2% from the floor (341st in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Fordham Rams took a loss by a final score of 89-52 against the La Salle Explorers. The Rams were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 30 in the game. They also blocked 2 tries while earning 10 steals in this game. The Explorers had 17 fouls for the game which took the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 14 of them for a clip of 70.0%. With regard to shots from downtown, Fordham converted 4 of 27 tries (14.8%). In all, the Rams went 17 for 53 from the floor which had them sitting at 32.1%. The Rams allowed the Explorers to make 33 out of their 57 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 57.9% in this game. They went 50.0% from three-point range by going 16 out of 32 and ended up going 7 out of 9 at the charity stripe (77.8%). In relation to rebounding, Fordham permitted La Salle to snag 30 in total (2 offensive).
Joel Soriano ended up being important for the Rams for this contest. He buried 5 out of 7 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, which got him 16 points. Soriano snagged 13 rebounds in his 29 minutes and totaled 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Fordham was Onyi Eyisi. He totaled 9 points in his 11 minutes on the court via 3 out of 3 shooting for this contest. Eyisi finished going 100.0% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fordham (+11.5)
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