Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lions and Rams. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Rams at Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and the Rams are favored to win at home against the Lions.


The Pick: Fordham Rams -7.5

This game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium at 1:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will Fordham pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Lions Defense Show Up in Bronx?

Columbia is coming off a 87-83 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson, bringing their overall record to 8-3. On the road, the Lions have a 2-2 record, while they are 4-1 at home. Columbia has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 5-4. In their previous five games, the team is 4-1 vs. the spread.

So far, Columbia's games have averaged 146.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.4 points. When analyzing the Lions' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

Columbia recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 87 points against Fairleigh Dickinson. This output exceeded their season average of 78.6 points per game. In terms of offense, the Lions have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 108th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 87th in percentage and 125th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Lions' defense is nationally ranked 82nd, allowing 67.3 points per game. Columbia's three-point defense is currently 90th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 34.8% of their shots vs. Columbia.

Can the Rams Grab a Win at Home?

In their most recent game, Fordham lost to Central Connecticut State by a score of 82-80. So far this season, the Rams have a 5-7 record. When playing away from home, they have a 1-1 record, and on their home court they have a 4-6 record. Thus far, Fordham has a subpar ATS record, sitting below .500 at 4-8. In their last ten games, Fordham has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Fordham has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 142.1 points per game so far. When analyzing the Rams' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their recent matchup, the Fordham offense ended with 80 points against Central Connecticut State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 11 threes. Coming into the game, the Rams offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 23.5 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 15.8 made free-throws.

At this time, the Rams' defense is positioned 128th in the country, permitting 70.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Central Connecticut State, the Blue Devils finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 82 points vs. Fordham.