Against The Spread Pick
The Fordham Rams have lost nine games in a row, but they have come very close in their last six which included nearly beating Rhode Island. They are playing good basketball and have one of the best defenses in the country, ranking 14th in points allowed, 52nd in opponents field goal percentage, and 73rd in opponents three-point shooting. St. Joseph’s on the other hand is the exact opposite ranking 340th in points allowed, 331st in opponents field goal percentage, and 340th in opponents three-point shooting. While none of these teams can beat each other with offense, defense has the ability to decide this one. The Hawks are just 3-9 at home this season. The Rams are playing better, and this game versus St. Joseph’s is the perfect opportunity to get back in the win column. I like Fordham with the points.
Over Under Pick
Neither of these two teams have offenses capable of doing much, but St. Joseph’s defense is so bad that Fordham should be able to score. The Hawks are giving up nearly 80 points per game this season. Combine that with the fact that St. Joseph’s is scoring an average of 68.4 points per game, and the total will surely exceed 129. The Hawks are ranked 71st in pace of play, so this one will be played fast. Neither team has anything to lose, as they are trying to avoid finishing in last place, so expect their to be enough points to go over.