Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's (+11.5)
John M. Belk Arena is the venue where and the Davidson Wildcats (6-5) will play the Saint Joseph's Hawks (1-8) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Davidson as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 147.5.
Saint Joseph's comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 1-8 on the campaign. The Hawks are shooting 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc (79 of 274) and 69.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.0 points per contest (207th in D-1) while hitting 41.1% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 15.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a team, Saint Joseph's is grabbing 32.9 boards per game and has racked up 136 assists for the season, which has them ranked 163rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.7% on 3-pointers and they are 341st in D-1 in points per game allowed (85.9). The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (265 of 570) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 285th in college basketball in giving up assists with 161 relinquished this year.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks took the court against the Albany Great Danes and took home the win by a score of 67-64 in their last game. Saint Joseph's ended the game having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 54) and converted 5 out of their 19 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 6 of 11 shots for a percentage of 54.5%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists for the game while earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding the defense, Saint Joseph's let their opponent shoot 51.9% from the field on 28 of 54 shooting. Albany earned 16 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Great Danes collected 24 boards (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Albany went 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 8 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 25 attempts from distance.
Taylor Funk is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He left the arena with 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 32 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. Funk shot 50.0% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. One more player that came through in this game for the Hawks was Jordan Hall. He totaled 4 boards and also earned 9 dimes. He finished 41.7% from the field in the game by shooting 5-of-12 (13 points). Overall, Hall saw the court for 33 minutes.
Davidson has a mark of 6-5 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 46.0% from the floor, which is 119th in the country. Davidson has totaled 791 points this season (71.9 per contest) and they snag 35.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per game (177th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls every game and they connect on 69.5% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 99th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 66.8. The Davidson defense concedes 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc (77 of 236) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.5 assists and 29.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 42nd and 13th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 9.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (234th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Davidson Wildcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-78 when they played the Dayton Flyers. The Wildcats were able to snag 20 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 30 in this matchup. They turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Flyers earned 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to bury 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Davidson knocked down 7 out of 24 tries (29.2%). When the game finished, the Wildcats finished shooting 33 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Wildcats allowed the Flyers to knock down 29 out of their 51 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 56.9% for the contest. They finished shooting 44.0% from downtown by shooting 11 of 25 and finished the game at 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding how they rebounded, Davidson permitted Dayton to pull down 26 in all (1 offensive).
Kellan Grady was important for the Wildcats for this game. He made 11 out of 18 for this game giving him a rate of 61.1%, which got him 27 points. Grady collected 5 rebounds in his 42 mins and accounted for 2 dimes in the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Davidson was Luka Brajkovic. He totaled 20 points in his 34 minutes on the court by going 8 out of 18 from the floor in this contest. Brajkovic wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field while earning 2 assists and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (+11.5)
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