Fordham Rams (13-13) vs. Davidson Wildcats (23-4)
February 26, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -10.5 / Fordham Rams +10.5; Over/Under: 133.5
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The Fordham Rams will travel to John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Fordham Rams won their 2nd straight game and improved to 13-13 on the season after defeating the La Salle Explorers, 60-54, this past Wednesday. Fordham was outstanding defensively in the 1st half against La Salle and held the lead throughout the 2nd half after going into halftime with a 27-16 lead. Fordham shot 37.3% from the field & 26.1% from beyond the arc while allowing La Salle to shoot 38.0% from the field & 21.7% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Rams was Chuba Ohams who had a double-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 1 block, & 3 steals.
On the season, Fordham is averaging 66.6 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 30.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Fordham has been led by Darius Quisenberry (17.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.5 spg), Chuba Ohams (14.0 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.8 bpg), Kyle Rose (8.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg), & Antrell Charlton (7.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg).
Defensively, Fordham is holding their opponents to an average of 66.5 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of -0.6 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Davidson Wildcats won their 3rd straight game and improved to 23-4 on the season after defeating the Duquesne Dukes, 74-50, this past Wednesday. Davidson was outstanding on both ends of the court in the 2nd half and was able to pull away after taking a 64-45 lead with 5:53 left in regulation. Davidson shot 52.7% from the field & 47.8% from beyond the arc while holding Duquesne to 40.0% shooting from the field & 31.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Hyunjung Lee who had 27 points, 3 rebounds, & 3 assists.
On the season, Davidson is averaging 76.3 ppg on 48.7% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 39.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Davidson has been led by Hyunjung Lee (16.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), Foster Loyer (16.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg), Luka Brajkovic (14.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 bpg), & Michael Jones (12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensviely, Davidson is holding their opponents to an average of 66.4 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 3.3 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games, however, are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. Davidson. The Wildcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games & 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
Davidson has been outstanding this season as they rank 58th in scoring offense & 93rd in scoring defense, however, the Wildcats had all they could handle on the road against Fordham in a 69-66 victory in late January. Fordham is just 3-7 o the road this season, however, their defense has been solid this season, ranking 97th in scoring defense & 82nd in steals per game, and as I’ve been impressed with how the Rams have played as of late which includes a win against George Mason and a competitive loss at VCU, I think Fordham will be able to do enough with the large number of points to get us a cover. Good Luck!