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The Fordham Rams have been heading in the wrong direction losing 3 straight coming into this tough matchup on the road against Saint John’s. In their last outing Fordham had another struggling performance on the offensive side of the ball as the Rams went on to lose to Harvard on the road by a final of 52-64. Offensive consistency has been an issue for Fordham so far this season as the Rams ranks 257th in the nation in total offense compared to 84th in points allowed. The Rams spread the ball around with 4 players averaging in double figures with Javontae Hawkins leading the team averaging 14.6 points per contest.
There’s a lot of work left for head coach Mullin to turn things around at his alma matter, but the Red Storm are at least building some momentum coming off back to back wins against Tulane and CS Northridge. Saint John’s will struggle quite a bit once Big East play roles around and this group needs to take advantage against more manageable nonconference matchups as a result. Saint John’s has been putting up some better offensive numbers as of late and this group currently ranks a respectable 118th in the nation in scoring average. LoVett and Ponds will arguably be the best players on the court today and these guys are averaging 18.8 and 16.3 points per game respectively.
This should be an interesting matchup as one of the lesser teams from the A-10 goes against one of the lesser teams from the Big East. Saint John’s has shown a bit more confidence in their last two outings and we like the Red Storm to win and cover in this one going against a Fordham group that’s been heading in the wrong direction.
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