La Salle vs. Fordham - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

La Salle vs. Fordham - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Fordham Rams (7-17) at La Salle Explorers (11-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

The Line: La Salle Explorers -8 -- Over/Under: 121 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Fordham Rams (7-17, 1-11 CONF) and the La Salle Explorers (11-13, 2-10 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 19th for an A10 matchup at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time. 

Fordham is coming off a 59-54 home loss to Duquesne in their last game. Fordham has now lost six games in a row, and they are 10 games under .500 in conference play, and overall. La Salle is coming off an 84-69 road loss to Saint Louis in their last game. La Salle has now dropped back-to-back games, as their last win was over Saint Joe’s on February 8th. 

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Fordham scores 57.4 on 37.9% FG shooting, as their offense has struggled badly this season. The Rams’ leading scorer is G Jalen Cobb who scores 11.3 PPG this season. Fordham allows 61.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -4.3 scoring differential so far this season. Fordham also earns 32.9 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 7.3 steals per game. 

La Salle scores 68.6 points per game on 41.3% FG shooting this season. The Explorers’ leading scorer is G Isiah Deas who averages 10.5 PPG this season. La Salle gives up 70.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -2.1 point differential so far this season. La Salle also earns 35.5 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game. 

Fordham is 10-14 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Fordham is also 3-3 ATS on the road so far this season.  La Salle is 15-9 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last ten games. La Salle is also 7-5 ATS at home so far this season. In the first meeting between these two teams, La Salle won, 66-60 at Fordham.

Plainly said, Fordham, cannot score consistently. It is rare to see them score more than 59 points each game, and La Salle's offense has not impressed either. I cannot take a side in this game, so I think the fair move is to take the under at 121 in this one, although I think it will be close. 

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