Hofstra Pride vs St. Mary's Gaels Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Hofstra Pride vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The St. Mary's Gaels (4-0) welcome the Hofstra Pride (4-0) at University Credit Union Pavilion on Saturday.
The Hofstra Pride faced San Jose State and notched a win by a score of 85-76 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Pride left the arena with 12 while San Jose State recorded 20 fouls. They converted 11 of 26 tries from 3-point land. San Jose State ended up shooting 60.0% at the charity stripe by burying 3 of their 5 shots. In addition, San Jose State grabbed 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. San Jose State earned 21 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. When it comes to defense, Hofstra allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 31 out of 67 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 3 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Pride buried 24 of 30 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Hofstra ended the contest having earned a 51.0% FG percentage (25 out of 49) and made 11 of their 30 shots from downtown.
Aaron Estrada is a player who was important in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. He finished 58.3% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes.
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Hofstra will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 4-0 this season. They are turning it over 8.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 14.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Hofstra is snagging 29.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 63 assists for the year, which has them ranked 45th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Pride are connecting on 45.1% on shots from 3-point land (46 of 102) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 84.0 pts per contest (60th in Division 1) while shooting 51.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Pride are able to force 10.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They give up 37.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 317th in D-1 in PPG allowed (77.8). The Pride are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 49.2% (121 of 246) and they relinquish 33.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 345th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 64 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the St. Mary's Gaels got the victory with a final of 72-54 against Southern. The Gaels corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Southern committed 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Gaels to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a clip of 71.4%. With respect to 3-point attempts, St. Mary's made 11 out of 26 tries (42.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Gaels went 23 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.4%. The Gaels permitted Southern to make 20 of their 52 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5% in the matchup. They finished shooting 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 14 and ended up shooting 8 of 10 from the charity stripe (80.0%). With respect to team rebounding, St. Mary's allowed Southern to collect 22 overall (5 offensive).
Mitchell Saxen ended up being a major contributor for the Gaels in this matchup. He made 6 out of 10 for this game for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 9 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for this contest.
St. Mary's has a mark of 4-0 so far this season. As an offense, the Gaels are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks 170th in D-1. St. Mary's has accounted for 292 pts this year (73.0 per contest) and they collect 41.5 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.3 times per contest (249th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.0 times per game. The Gaels commit 13.3 fouls per game and they hit 69.4% from the charity stripe.
The St. Mary's defense gives up 37.3% from downtown (31 of 83) and their opponents are knocking down 65.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 8.3 dimes and 26.0 total boards per game, which is 25th and 6th in those categories. The Gaels defensively are ranked 17th in college basketball in points given up per game with 52.5. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 35.9% from the floor (40th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Mary's
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