Fordham vs. La Salle A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 3 seed Fordham Rams (24-7, 12-6 A-10) face off against the No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (15-18, 7-11 A-10) as 6-point favorites in the A-10 Tournament Thursday at Barclays Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM on USA. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total in the matchup is set at 140.
Fordham vs. La Salle Odds
- Fordham odds to win: -257
- La Salle odds to win: +209
- Spread: Fordham (-6)
- Total: 140
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV: USA
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win Fordham vs. La Salle?
Fordham and La Salle Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 6 points or more, Fordham has a 7-4-1 record against the spread.
La Salle is 7-4 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or more this season.
The Rams and the Explorers combine to average 2.3 more points per game than the over/under of 140 set for this matchup.
Fordham and La Salle have seen its opponents average a combined 0.2 more points per game than the over/under of 140 set for this game.
The average over/under Fordham has had set in matchups this season is 0.3 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
The average over/under for Explorers games this year is 2.8 more points than the point total of 140 for this outing.
The Rams are 19-11-1 against the spread this season.
The Explorers have gone 18-15-0 ATS this year.
Fordham Stats & Insights
Fordham outscores opponents by 4.7 points per game (scoring 72.2 per game to rank 169th in college basketball while allowing 67.5 per outing to rank 103rd in college basketball) and has a +147 scoring differential overall.
Fordham is 44th in the nation at 34.4 rebounds per game. That’s 4.1 more than the 30.3 its opponents average.
The Rams knock down 2.1 more threes per contest than the opposition, 7.6 (156th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.5.
Fordham ranks 227th in college basketball with 91.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 50th in college basketball defensively with 85.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Rams score 74.3 points per game at home, compared to 68.5 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.8 points per contest.
La Salle Stats & Insights
La Salle is being outscored by 2.6 points per game, with a -86 scoring differential overall. It puts up 70.1 points per game (212th in college basketball), and allows 72.7 per contest (259th in college basketball).
La Salle pulls down 32.2 rebounds per game (150th in college basketball), compared to the 33.2 of its opponents.
La Salle makes 7.4 three-pointers per game (181st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 34.4% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.7%.
La Salle averages 89.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (285th in college basketball), and concedes 92.7 points per 100 possessions (220th in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Explorers are scoring 2.7 fewer points per game at home (68.9) than away (71.6).
Fordham Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Rams this season is Darius Quisenberry, who averages 17 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.
Khalid Moore is Fordham’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.5 per game, while Antrell Charlton is its best passer, averaging 3.6 assists in each contest.
Quisenberry leads the Rams in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Kyle Rose is Fordham’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Abdou Tsimbila leads them in blocks with 1.9 per contest.
La Salle Key Players to Watch
The Explorers’ Khalil Brantley racks up enough points (14.2 per game) and assists (four per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
Fousseyni Drame’s stat line of 5.4 rebounds, 9 points and 0.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the La Salle rebounding leaderboard.
Josh Nickelberry is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Explorers, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
La Salle’s leader in steals is Brantley (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Rokas Jocius (0.9 per game).
Fordham vs. La Salle Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Fordham 74, La Salle 68
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