Fordham Rams vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 3/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fordham Rams vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Fordham (+5)
The Fordham Rams (25-7) are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Dayton Flyers (21-11). Fordham opens this game as 5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 130.5.
The Fordham Rams faced La Salle and earned the victory with a final of 69-61 in their last contest. Fordham walked away from the game having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 out of 56) and buried 6 out of their 21 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Rams buried 11 of their 24 shots for a rate of 45.8%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. Pertaining to defense, Fordham let their opponent shoot 37.5% from the field on 24 out of 64 shooting. La Salle distributed 15 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, La Salle grabbed 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. La Salle went 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 12 shots. They also buried 5 of 20 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Rams ended up walking away with 13 and La Salle recorded 22 fouls.
Darius Quisenberry is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He totaled 22 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes and snagged 6 boards. He finished shooting 52.6% from the field and also recorded 3 assists.
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Fordham heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 25-7 on the season. They have an average of 72.1 pts per game (169th in Division 1) on 41.8% from the field. The Rams are shooting 31.8% on shots from downtown (243 of 764) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Fordham is pulling down 37.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 405 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 215th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Rams are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are 68th in college basketball in giving up assists with 358 conceded so far this year. The Rams defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (745 of 1,793) and they surrender 34.3 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 32.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 98th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (67.3).
In their last game, the Dayton Flyers took home the win by a final score of 60-54 when they faced Saint Joseph's. In relation to rebounding, Dayton permitted Saint Joseph's to get 33 in total (11 on the offensive side). They shot 27.8% from three-point range by hitting 10 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 7 at the free throw line (85.7%). The Flyers allowed Saint Joseph's to make 19 out of their 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.3% for this game. Overall, the Flyers finished the game shooting 20 for 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.7%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Dayton buried 7 of their 24 tries (29.2%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a rate of 72.2%. Saint Joseph's committed 15 fouls in this game which got the Flyers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Flyers pulled down 23 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 39 for this contest.
Toumani Camara was important for the Flyers for this contest. He totaled 17 points in his 39 minutes on the court and added 3 dimes for the contest. He converted 5 of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 18 rebounds.
Dayton has a win-loss mark of 21-11 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Flyers are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 57th in D-1. Dayton has tallied 2,200 points on the season (68.8 per game) and they average 36.3 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.3 times per game (45th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Flyers are committing 13.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 69.1% from the charity stripe.
The Flyers on the defensive end are ranked 9th in college basketball in PPG given up with 60.6. They are able to force 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (8th in college hoops). The Dayton defense gives up 28.7% on 3-pointers (203 of 707) and their opposition makes 70.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 10.7 dimes and 31.3 total boards per game, which is 36th and 33rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fordham (+5)
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