Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 12/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Sacred Heart Pioneers (5-7) are traveling to Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena on Monday where they will meet the Saint Joseph's Hawks (4-6).
The Sacred Heart Pioneers faced off with Stony Brook and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-64 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Pioneers finished with 17 and Stony Brook totaled 11 fouls. They also buried 9 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. Stony Brook finished shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by burying 12 of their 14 attempts. Moreover, Stony Brook grabbed 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Stony Brook recorded 13 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defending, Sacred Heart allowed 41.7% from the field on 25 out of 60 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Pioneers converted 7 of 8 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. Sacred Heart finished having earned a 36.5% field goal percentage (23 of 63) and made 11 of their 34 shots from downtown.
Raheem Solomon is a player who was a factor for this game. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. He saw the court for 35 mins and totaled 7 rebounds. He finished with 19 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Sacred Heart heads into this matchup with a record of 5-7 on the season. They currently have an average of 71.7 pts per game (193rd in the nation) while hitting 41.4% from the floor. The Pioneers are hitting 31.2% on shots from distance (93 of 298) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Sacred Heart is collecting 36.4 rebounds per game and has 162 assists on the campaign, which ranks 133rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.1 times per game and as a team are committing 16.3 fouls every game.
On defense, the Pioneers are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.3% on shots from distance and they rank 309th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (74.3). The Pioneers are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.0% (323 of 734) and they concede 39.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 335th in college basketball in giving up assists with 183 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Saint Joseph's Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-64 when they faced Villanova. The Hawks were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 24 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 7 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. Villanova had 10 personal fouls for the contest which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 63.6%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Saint Joseph's converted 9 of 29 tries (31.0%). When the game finished, the Hawks went 24 for 62 from the floor which had them shooting 38.7%. The Hawks permitted Villanova to make 24 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.4% for the game. They finished 36.8% from 3-point land by going 14 of 38 and finished the contest at 9 out of 10 from the free throw line (90.0%). In regard to team rebounding, Saint Joseph's allowed Villanova to get 43 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Erik Reynolds II was important for the Hawks in the matchup. He had 27 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 4 assists for this game. He converted 10 of 17 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Saint Joseph's has a record of 4-6 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are connecting on 41.2% from the floor, which is 321st in the country. Saint Joseph's has 694 pts on the season (69.4 per game) and they snag 33.2 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.2 times per contest (328th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. The Hawks are committing 19.0 fouls every game and they shoot 69.1% from the charity stripe.
The Saint Joseph's defense concedes 33.6% on 3-point attempts (95 of 283) and their opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 14.8 assists and 37.4 boards every game, which is 309th and 311th in D-1. The Hawks defensively are ranked 284th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.5. They are able to force 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (186th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacred Heart
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