Saint Joseph's at Duquesne Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks travel to Barclays Center to play the Duquesne Dukes on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Joseph's as 2 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Duquesne has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 71.7, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 11-19-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Important Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Duquesne Dukes are 17-13-1 against the over/under
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
02/12/19 F Markell Lodge Hand is out for season
01/12/19 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee is out for season
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
01/25/19 F Austin Rotroff ACL is out for season
Jared Bynum averages 11.3 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Charlie Brown comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Sincere Carry averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Eric Williams Jr. averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 283rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 274th, and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the NCAA. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the nation. Saint Joseph's averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 246th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 328th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 272nd in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 223rd and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Dukes surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 188th and 140th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest, and 318th with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dukes are 326th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Duquesne is 158th in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 272nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 297th in the nation. They are 185th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 137th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Dukes are 68th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 102, which is ranked 215th. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 304th. As a unit they are 291st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions.
Duquesne is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Dukes are 201st in the country in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 121st in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 243rd. As a team they are 236th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 39th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/Duquesne college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duquesne +2
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