Fordham Rams vs VCU Rams Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fordham Rams vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the location where the VCU Rams (19-7) will attempt to beat the Fordham Rams (21-5) on Saturday.
The Fordham Rams faced St. Bonaventure and walked away with a win by a score of 78-63 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Rams ended up walking away with 19 and St. Bonaventure finished the game with 24 fouls. They buried 2 of their 9 attempts from beyond the perimeter. St. Bonaventure finished 76.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 17 tries. Moreover, St. Bonaventure totaled 20 rebounds (2 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a block. St. Bonaventure distributed 14 dimes and had 12 steals for the contest. With regard to defending, Fordham allowed 44.4% from the floor on 24 out of 54 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for the game in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 38 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rams converted 15 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. Fordham walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (27 of 54) and buried 9 out of their 23 3-point attempts.
Darius Quisenberry is someone who was a factor for this contest. He ended up with 21 points on 8 of 21 shooting. He played 36 mins played and grabbed 1 board. He shot 38.1% from the field and totaled 2 assists.
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Fordham will enter this contest with a mark of 21-5 so far this year. They have an average of 72.6 points per contest (161st in D-1) while hitting 42.6% from the field. The Rams are shooting 32.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (200 of 622) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Fordham is pulling in 36.8 boards per contest and has earned 341 assists on the season, which is 196th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a team are committing 19.2 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rams are forcing 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 fouls. They concede 32.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 108th in the country in opponents PPG (67.2). The Rams defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.0% (610 of 1,451) and they surrender 33.6 boards per contest as a team. They are 46th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 280 surrendered on the year.
For their last game, the VCU Rams got the win with a final of 55-54 when they played Rhode Island. The Rams were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. Rhode Island was called for 19 fouls for the game which got the Rams to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.9%. In reference to three-point attempts, VCU knocked down 1 of their 13 attempts (7.7%). In all, the Rams went 20 for 48 from the field which had them sitting at 41.7%. The Rams permitted Rhode Island to convert 16 out of 43 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.2% in this matchup. They went 31.3% from 3-point land by hitting 5 out of 16 and finished the game at 17 out of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). In regard to team rebounding, VCU allowed Rhode Island to get 28 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Brandon Johns pitched in for the Rams in this contest. He totaled 17 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes for the contest. He converted 6 of 8 in the game giving him a rate of 75.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
VCU has a mark of 19-7 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 145th in the country. VCU has scored 1,806 pts for the campaign (69.5 per game) and they collect 32.6 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.2 times per game (264th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per game. The Rams are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.0% from the free throw line.
The VCU defense gives up 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (157 of 471) and their opponents are converting on 70.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 11.8 dimes and 33.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 112th and 123rd in the nation. The Rams defensively are ranked 26th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 62.9. They are forcing 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the floor (93rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take VCU
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