College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Pick: Dayton vs. Fordham

Ross Benjamin has identified a favorable college basketball betting situation on Tuesday in the game between Dayton/Fordham (6:00 ET). Go inside to find out what his college basketball free pick on this contest and precisely why he came to that decision.

Flyers and Rams in Atlantic 10 Battle

The Fordham Rams (0-2) will host the Dayton Flyers (5-2) in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup on Tuesday 1/5. The opening tip is slated for 6:00 PM ET. Currently, the college basketball betting odds at BookMaker shows Dayton as an 11 point favorite in this contest.

Recent Series History

Dayton has dominated the series between these teams. The Flyers are 22-1 in their last 23 games played against Fordham and that includes a current 16-game win streak. Additionally, Dayton has covered in 8 of its previous 10 against the Rams and was a favorite on each of those occasions.

Late and Brutal Start for Rams

After several cancellations due to the COVID-19 protocols, Fordham was finally able to get their season underway on 12/31. Unfortunately for the Rams, the season hasn’t begun well as they’ve gone 0-2 SU&ATS while losing by an average of 30.5 points per contest. Furthermore, the Rams averaged only 49.0 points scored per contest, shot a miserable 29.7%, and they converted on a pathetic 14.6% of their 3-point attempts.

Dayton Flyers free pick FordhamSolid Start for Flyers

Dayton has gone 5-2 thus far in this 2020-2021 college basketball campaign. With a little bit of luck, the Flyers could very well be 7-0. Both Dayton losses have come by a narrow 2-point margin. Dayton has shot a red-hot 50.7% throughout their first 7 games and made an impressive 74.2% of their free throw attempts.

Final Analysis and Pick

Dayton will have its way with an outclassed Atlantic 10 Conference opponent. They will face little defensive resistance from Fordham and won’t be challenged by the offensively anemic Rams. As a result, I am going with road favorite in this one for my college basketball free pick.

Pick: Dayton -11

Ross Benjamin is a top sports analyst and one of the sports industry's most respected handicappers. Follow him on Twitter: @RossBenjamin1 or visit his website at

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