Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks travel to Ryan Center to play the Rhode Island Rams on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 2-2. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6. The Rams have an overall record of 9-4 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 6-6 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
Shavar Newkirk comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Lamarr Kimble averages 14.8 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for St. Joseph's. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jared Terrell averages 13.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. E.C. Matthews averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
St. Joseph's averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 165th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 236th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 126th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.7 per game. The Hawks allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 164th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 287th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 272nd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in Division 1.
Rhode Island averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 126th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 72nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 96th and 175th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 13th with 10.6 per game. The Rams allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 61st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Rams force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Hawks average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 103.5 and they assist on 45.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Saint Joseph's turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%. The Hawks give up 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 77.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 47.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Rhode Island turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.8%. The Rams give up 60.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 5-6 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 5-6 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 6-6 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 6-6 against the over/under
Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
12/31/16 G Shavar Newkirk Knee injured last game, "?"
12/18/16 F Lorenzo Edwards Shoulder out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee out for season
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
12/10/16 G Christion Thompson Knee out indefinitely
12/09/16 F Hassan Martin Quad out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Rhode Island
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