Saint Joseph's at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks head to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UMass as 2 point favorites.
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Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 76.7 per contest. UMass has an overall mark of 9-8. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 10-3 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 8-6 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/17/17 G Lamarr Kimble Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Charlie Brown Wrist is out indefinitely
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
01/13/18 C Rashaan Holloway Suspension is OUT Sunday vs St. Josephs
Shavar Newkirk averages 17.6 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%. James Demery averages 17.3 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Luwane Pipkins scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Carl Pierre averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's averages 75.6 points per contest this year, which is 147th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 322nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 308th in Division 1. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 203rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 9.4 per game. The Hawks allow 76.7 points per contest, which is 280th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 264th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd, and they allow 15.4 assists per game which puts them in 296th place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 238th in the country with 71.9 points per contest this season. They are 149th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in Division 1. They are 245th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per contest and 86th in assists per game with 15.5. The Minutemen are 147th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Minutemen give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 84th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Minutemen are 65th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 246th in the country in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 223rd. They are 89th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 313th. As a unit they are 316th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 94th in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 244th in the country.
UMass is 89th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 96th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 195th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +2
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