The No. 3 seed Fordham Rams (24-7, 12-6 A-10) and the No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (15-18, 7-11 A-10) will look to advance in the A-10 tournament on Thursday as they meet at 7:30 PM.
Thursday’s matchup between the Rams and the Explorers features the Rams as 6-point favorites. A 140-point total is set for the game.
Fordham vs. La Salle Odds
Point Spread for Fordham vs. La Salle
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing Fordham as the favorite.
Fordham vs. La Salle Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Fordham has -256 odds to pick up the win, while La Salle is listed at +208 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
Fordham vs. La Salle Betting Trends
Fordham is 19-11-1 against the spread this year. The Rams have won in 19, or 95%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Fordham has gone over the point total in 54.5% of its opportunities this year (18 times in 33 games with a set point total).
In La Salle’s 33 games this year, it has 18 wins against the spread. The Explorers are 8-14 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.4% of those games). La Salle’s games this year have gone over the point total 51.5% of the time (17 out of 33 games with a set point total).
Fordham vs. La Salle Key Players to Watch
Khalid Moore paces the Rams at 6.5 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.8 assists and 15.4 points. Darius Quisenberry posts a team-high 17 points per contest. He is also averaging 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists, shooting 38.2% from the field and 33% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game. Antrell Charlton is tops on his team in assists per contest (3.6), and also posts 7.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Kyle Rose averages 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Fousseyni Drame is No. 1 on the Explorers in rebounding (5.4 per game), and puts up 9 points and 0.8 assists. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots. Jhamir Brickus is posting 9.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, making 46.9% of his shots from the field and 38.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 treys per contest. The Explorers get 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game from Josh Nickelberry.
What you need to know about the Fordham Rams
Fordham has won 11 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover seven times. With 72.2 points per game on offense, the Rams rank 168th in the country. At the other end, they give up 67.5 points per contest, which ranks 103rd in college basketball. Fordham is averaging 34.4 boards per game (43rd-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 30.3 rebounds per contest (131st-ranked).
So far this season, Fordham is draining 7.6 three-pointers per game (157th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 31.9% (306th-ranked) from three-point land. The Rams rank top-25 this year in three-pointers allowed, currently 14th-best in college basketball with 5.5 treys ceded per game. Meanwhile, they rank 92nd with a 32.3% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
The Rams have gone 7-3 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Fordham has gone over the total six times. In its last 10 games, Fordham has been racking up 71.2 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 72.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Fordham give up 0.3 more points per game (67.8) than its season-long average (67.5).
What you need to know about the La Salle Explorers
La Salle has compiled a 12-8-0 ATS record so far this season in conference play. At 70.1 points scored per game and 72.7 points conceded, the Explorers are 212th in the nation offensively and 260th defensively. At 32.2 rebounds per game and 33.2 rebounds allowed, La Salle is 149th and 306th in college basketball, respectively.
La Salle is 181st in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.4 per game) and 174th in 3-point percentage (34.4%). Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.7% from beyond the arc, the Explorers are 165th and 246th in the country, respectively, in those categories.
The Explorers have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Six of La Salle’s last 10 games have hit the over. La Salle is averaging 73.5 points per game in its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 70.1. The Explorers have performed worse defensively in their past 10 games, ceding 73.6 points per contest, 0.9 more points their than season average of 72.7.
Fordham vs. La Salle Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Fordham, and we predict that Fordham will cover the spread (Fordham -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140 points.
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