Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's (-2)
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the venue where and the La Salle Explorers (9-15) will take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks (4-14) on Wednesday. La Salle opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total has been set at 152.
Saint Joseph's heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-14 so far this year. They turn the ball over 14.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Saint Joseph's is snagging 34.1 rebounds per game and has earned 268 dimes on the season, which ranks 208th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are shooting 31.3% on three-point attempts (173 of 552) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest (150th in the country) while hitting 41.3% from the floor. Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 16.2 fouls. They are 247th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 301 surrendered for the year. The Hawks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (537 of 1,146) and they surrender 41.1 boards per contest as a group. They concede 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 342nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (82.6).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks faced off with the Richmond Spiders and earned the victory with a final of 76-73 in their last game. Saint Joseph's walked away from the game with a 40.3% field goal percentage (25 of 62) and converted 10 out of their 33 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hawks converted 16 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Regarding defending, Saint Joseph's let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the floor on 29 out of 62 shooting. Richmond recorded 8 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Additionally, Richmond pulled down 30 rebounds (3 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 1 block. Richmond went 84.6% from the free throw line by making 11 of 13 shots. They also made 4 of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Taylor Funk is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He accumulated 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins played and collected 6 boards. Funk finished shooting 57.1% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Hawks was Cameron Brown. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 34 minutes on the court. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor for this contest by going 6-of-11 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Brown earned 2 assists.
La Salle has a record of 9-15 so far this season. The Explorers commit 17.1 personal fouls per game and they go 68.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.8 times per contest (205th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. La Salle has totaled 1,636 pts for the year (68.2 per contest) and they collect 32.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Explorers are shooting 43.6% from the field, which ranks 213th in college hoops. The Explorers on defense are ranked 261st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 73.6. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (284th in college basketball). The La Salle defense surrenders 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (168 of 514) and opponents are connecting on 74.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 15.0 dimes and 35.4 rebounds every game, which is 299th and 202nd in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the La Salle Explorers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-54 against the George Mason Patriots. The Explorers were able to snag 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 3 steals for the contest. The Patriots were called for 14 fouls for the contest which got the Explorers to the charity stripe for a total of 6 tries. They were able to bury 5 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. With respect to 3-point attempts, La Salle knocked down 5 of 22 tries (22.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Explorers went 22 for 58 from the floor which had them sitting at 37.9%. The Explorers permitted the Patriots to bury 34 of their 63 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.0% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 50.0% from distance by shooting 11 of 22 and finished the contest at 10 of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, La Salle allowed George Mason to snag 32 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Jared Kimbrough ended up having an impact for the Explorers for this game. He made 9 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 3 rebounds. Kimbrough accumulated 21 points in his 32 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists. An additional guy who was a determining factor for La Salle was David Beatty. He ended up walking away with no assists in 25 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 out of 11 from the floor. Beatty wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the field as well as collecting 12 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (-2)
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