Free Week 1 Prediction: Rams vs 49ers Odds
Looking for Fordham Rams vs. Charlotte 49ers free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Rams taking on the 49ers on Saturday September 1, 2018 at McColl–Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Fordham Charlotte free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Fordham Rams vs. Charlotte 49ers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: McColl–Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF (As of 7pm ET Monday August 13th)
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Fordham vs. Charlotte represents one of many contests that could be one the low-key best matchups of the weekend.
It’s not going to garner national attention, but if you decide not to tune in at the kickoff shortly after 6:00 p.m. ET, keep a close eye on the box score.
This won’t be one you want to miss late in the fourth quarter.
The Charlotte 49ers are going to want to make this game a slog. They’re going to want to keep this game low-scoring (mostly by default because they truly can’t score with any consistency or regularity).
So the game plan for the Rams? Put points on the board.
It sounds simple, but it really is that simple. Fordham doesn’t have a high-octane or high-powered offense, but it’s on another planet than the 49ers. That may be more of an indictment against Charlotte’s scoring abilities and less a testament to how good Fordham can be, but it’s still important to highlight.
The Rams’ defense is going to look great in this contest, but see our last point for our hot take on whether or not this is important. In case you missed it, it’s not.
What is important is taking advantage of Charlotte’s defense. The Rams can do that, even if they don’t do it every possession.
If you didn’t like our “put points on the board” simplistic approach above, you’re not going to like this either. But like it or not, the game plan here really is this simple:
Charlotte needs to keep the Rams from scoring.
Duh, right? Let’s explain.
Some teams can get away with giving up points because they know they’re going to come back and do the same. Get punched in the mouth? Get up and sock your opponent right back in the nose.
That’s not going to happen here. If Charlotte gives up a two-touchdown lead at any point in the contest, this game is over.
The 49ers can’t afford to get down, even early in this game. If they do, it’s game over. But if they keep it tight, anything can happen late.
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This game should be an ugly one in terms of turnovers and a lack of big plays. The defenses aren’t going to be elite, but it’s going to be a low-scoring contest.
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The good news for Charlotte is that Fordham will likely be in the low-20s when this is all said and done.
The bad news? The 49ers aren’t going to reach that mark.
Give this one to the Rams by a short margin and a close, aesthetically displeasing showdown.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Fordham Rams 20 – Charlotte 49ers 13
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