Villanova vs Saint Joseph's NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/7/2019
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's +14.5
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 14.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 81.0 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. Saint Joseph's has an overall mark of 2-7. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 80.6, which is a point differential of -8.6.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/27/19 F Taylor Funk Hand is out indefinitely
Saddiq Bey comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Collin Gillespie averages 14.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ryan Daly averages 20.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Lorenzo Edwards averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 81.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 125th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 246th with 12.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 245th and 264th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 76th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 237th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 185th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 327th in Division 1 in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They are 99th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 146th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Hawks are 192nd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Hawks surrender 80.6 points per contest, which ranks them 330th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 251st and 345th in those defensive statistics. They rank 219th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 339th with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 43rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Wildcats are 13th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.3. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 67th in Division 1. Villanova is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 97.3, which is ranked 257th. They are 55th in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 304th. As a unit they are 300th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +14.5
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