Fordham Rams vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fordham Rams vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Fordham (+5.5)
The Fordham Rams (2-11) go to Stuart C. Siegel Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the George Washington Colonials (4-11). George Washington opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 127.
Fordham comes into this one with a win-loss record of 2-11 this season. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Fordham is pulling in 29.5 boards per contest and has totaled 143 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 339th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Rams are shooting 26.9% on shots from 3-point land (73 of 271) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 52.0 points per outing (347th in D-1) while connecting on 35.6% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Rams are forcing 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.6 fouls. They surrender 34.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 102nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.6). The Rams defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (312 of 710) and they relinquish 38.9 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 56th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 207 relinquished for the year.
The Fordham Rams faced off with the Saint Louis Billikens and took a loss by a score of 68-40 in their last contest. Fordham walked away from the contest having earned a 27.7% field goal percentage (13 out of 47) and knocked down 2 of their 12 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Rams made 12 of 20 shots for a percentage of 60.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 26 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 5 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defending, Fordham let their opponent shoot 40.9% from the field on 27 of 66 shooting. Saint Louis doled out 18 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. In addition, Saint Louis snagged 49 rebounds (18 offensive, 31 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Saint Louis ended up going 62.5% from the charity stripe by making 5 of their 8 shots. They also knocked down 9 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Chris Austin is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up with 14 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and collected 4 boards. Austin walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Rams was Jalen Cobb. He had 3 rebounds in his 40 min played on the night. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the field for the game by going 4-of-10 (9 points). When the game finished, Cobb totaled 1 assist.
George Washington has a record of 4-11 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Colonials are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 122nd in Division 1. George Washington has accounted for 1,046 pts on the year (69.7 per contest) and they pull down 34.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.7 times per contest (288th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game. The Colonials are committing 15.0 fouls per contest while shooting 69.8% from the charity stripe. The Colonials are ranked 264th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.8. They concede 15.5 dimes and 34.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 315th and 174th in college hoops. The George Washington defense gives up 34.9% from downtown (118 of 338) and their opponents are converting on 68.2% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (247th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the George Washington Colonials took a loss by a final score of 88-41 when they faced the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Colonials recorded 17 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 21 for the contest. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Bonnies were called for 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Colonials to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 9 of them for a percentage of 60.0%. Regarding 3-point shots, George Washington made 2 of 13 attempts (15.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Colonials finished 15 out of 46 from the floor which had them at 32.6%. The Colonials permitted the Bonnies to convert 35 of their 60 tries from the floor which left them shooting 58.3% for this contest. They finished shooting 51.7% from downtown by going 15 out of 29 and ended up going 3 out of 5 at the charity stripe (60.0%). In regard to team rebounding, George Washington permitted St. Bonaventure to collect 33 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Jamison Battle pitched in for the Colonials for the contest. He converted 4 out of 9 for this game for a field goal rate of 44.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Battle totaled 10 points in his 27 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for George Washington was James Bishop. He finished this one with 2 assists in 26 minutes played, and he converted 2 out of 7 from the floor. Bishop finished going 28.6% from the field and also collecting 6 points and 1 rebound.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take George Washington (-5.5)
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