Fordham Rams vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fordham Rams vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
John M. Belk Arena is the site where the Davidson Wildcats (11-12) will meet the Fordham Rams (18-5) on Saturday.
The Fordham Rams faced off with Richmond and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-58 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Rams ended up finishing with 24 and Richmond totaled 18 personal fouls. They also converted 6 of 12 attempts from distance. Richmond shot 78.6% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 28 tries. Furthermore, Richmond totaled 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Richmond totaled 5 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. With respect to the defense, Fordham let their opponent shoot 46.5% from the floor on 20 of 43 shooting. They also doled out 7 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 30 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Rams converted 12 of 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Fordham finished with a 40.4% field goal percentage (21 out of 52) and converted 4 of 18 3-point shots.
Abdou Tsimbila is a player who was important in the matchup. He accounted for 10 points on 5 out of 6 shooting. He played for 16 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. He ended up going 83.3% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Fordham enters this one with a win-loss record of 18-5 for the season. They average 72.2 pts per game (164th in Division 1) while hitting 42.4% from the field. The Rams are hitting 32.2% from downtown (176 of 547) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Fordham is collecting 36.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 296 dimes so far this year, which is 263rd in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.7 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Rams are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are 36th in college basketball in giving up assists with 248 conceded this season. The Rams defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (542 of 1,306) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 32.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 111th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.3).
When they last played, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 93-78 when they played UMass. The Wildcats were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. UMass committed 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to bury 13 of those for a rate of 86.7%. In reference to three-point attempts, Davidson buried 14 out of their 26 tries (53.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats shot 33 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 55.9%. The Wildcats permitted UMass to bury 31 of 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 52.5% for the matchup. They shot 36.4% from 3-point land by hitting 4 of 11 and finished the contest at 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). In regard to rebounding, Davidson allowed UMass to pull down 22 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Connor Kochera ended up being important for the Wildcats for this game. He made 10 of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 76.9%, and had 3 rebounds. He accumulated 29 points in his 26 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes in the game.
Davidson has a mark of 11-12 so far this year. As an offense, the Wildcats are shooting 44.7% from the field, which ranks them 178th in D-1. Davidson has totaled 1,623 points for the campaign (70.6 per contest) and they pull down 33.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per game (179th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. The Wildcats commit 15.7 fouls per contest while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 172nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.1. They are forcing 11.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (206th in college hoops). The Davidson defense gives up 31.3% from downtown (151 of 482) and their opposition knocks down 69.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.5 dimes and 35.4 total boards per game, ranking them 166th and 266th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson
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