Atlantic 10 play continues Saturday as Fordham travels upstate to face St. Bonaventure. Fordham is 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference, while St. Bonaventure is 5-10 overall and 1-1 in the A10. Fordham has dropped three straight games, while the Bonnies are coming off a decisive win over St. Joseph’s. They will be looking to keep that momentum going against a struggling Fordham squad.
Fordham falls to Duquesne
The Fordham Rams dropped their third straight game on Wednesday, losing at Duquesne 66-61. Duquesne led 31-26 at half and held on for the win. Fordham shot just 36 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three. Jalen Cobb led the Rams with 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Antwon Portley added 14 points on 5 of 13 shooting and 4 of 10 shooting from three. David Pekarek had 12 points and 10 boards while Nick Honor added 11.
Honor leads the team in scoring on the year with 16 points per game, while Portley averages 12 points and Cobb averages 10.3 points per game. Fordham averages 70 points per game on 43 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from three. They average 34.7 rebounds, 12.3 assists, and 11.7 turnovers per game. Defensively, the Rams are ranked 31st in the country in points allowed as they only give up 63.8 points per game. Opponents shoot 42 percent from the field and 29 percent from three against them.
Bonnies rout St. Joe’s
The Bonnies got their first win in the A10 Wednesday in a big way. They absolutely destroyed St. Joe’s 73-47. This game was over in the first half as the Bonnies sprinted out to a 39-12 halftime lead. They shot 53 percent from the field and held St. Joe’s to 29 percent shooting. They also hammered them on the glass, grabbing 40 rebounds to St. Joe’s 28. The Bonnies also had 18 assists and turned St. Joe’s over 10 times. LaDarien Griffin had 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Bonnies, while Nelson Kaputo added 12 points. Kyle Lofton, Courtney Stockard and Osun Osunniyi each had 10 points. Osunniyi had 12 rebounds.
Another double-double effort for Osun! 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/KiC5rw9qtX
— Bonnies MBB (@BonniesMBB) January 10, 2019
The Bonnies average just 67 points per game on 44 percent shooting and 35 percent from three-point range. They average 33 rebounds per game, along with 12 assists and 14 turnovers. Defensively they allow 66 points per game on 41 percent shooting and 33 percent shooting from three. Stockard leads the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game, while Lofton scores 14 and Jalen Poyser averages 13 points per game.
- Bonnies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Bonnies are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Bonnies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
- Bonnies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Rams are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Bonnies are coming off a blow out win over St. Joes and look to keep it going at home against Fordham. But Fordham has a better overall record and while they are 0-2 in the conference, they have some quality wins under their belt, including a victory over Rutgers. The rams play excellent defense, while the Bonnies have struggled scoring at times this year. I like Fordham here getting the points. Even if they lose, it will be a tight, low scoring game within the point spread, so take Fordham getting the points.
Prediction: Fordham +6.5
Full-Game Total Pick
Fordham averages 70 points per game on 43 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from three. Defensively, they only give up 63.8 points per game. The Bonnies average just 67 points per game and allow 66 points per game. This game will be played in the 60s, but 122 is very low. The over is 5-2 in Rams last 7 games following a straight up loss. Take the over.