Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (10-17) are en route to Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the La Salle Explorers (8-18).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks took the court against St. Bonaventure and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 54-52 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Hawks walked away with 12 and St. Bonaventure accounted for 10 fouls. They made 2 of 18 attempts from 3-point land. St. Bonaventure ended up going 50.0% at the charity stripe by converting 4 of their 8 shots. On top of that, St. Bonaventure snagged 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. St. Bonaventure earned 14 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Pertaining to defending, Saint Joseph's allowed their opponent to shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 11 dimes for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected 35 with 5 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 3 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 33.3%. Saint Joseph's finished the contest having earned a 35.8% field goal percentage (19 of 53) and knocked down 11 out of their 27 three-point shots.
Taylor Funk is one guy who played a role in this contest. He went 46.2% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played 40 mins played and also pulled down 10 boards. He scored 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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Saint Joseph's heads into this game with a win-loss record of 10-17 for the year. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Saint Joseph's is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 370 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 191st in the nation in terms of passing. The Hawks are shooting 33.6% on 3-pointers (242 of 720) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.7 points per contest (247th in D-1) while going 42.7% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hawks have forced 9.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.1 fouls. They rank 91st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 322 conceded on the campaign. The Hawks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.5% (709 of 1,630) and they surrender 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 32.3% on shots from downtown and they are 216th in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the La Salle Explorers got the victory with a final of 62-60 when they played Dayton. In reference to how they attacked the glass, La Salle permitted Dayton to snag 26 in total (7 on the offensive side). They went 26.3% from downtown by connecting on 5 of 19 and finished the contest at 9 of 14 from the charity stripe (64.3%). The Explorers permitted Dayton to make 23 out of 55 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 41.8% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Explorers finished the game shooting 23 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.1%. In relation to shooting from downtown, La Salle buried 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Dayton committed 10 personal fouls in the game which got the Explorers to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 3 steals for the matchup. The Explorers were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the game.
Clifton Moore ended up being important for the Explorers for the matchup. He made 6 of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He totaled 16 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
La Salle has a mark of 8-18 on the campaign. The Explorers are committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per game (152nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. La Salle has earned 1,777 pts so far this year (68.3 per game) and they grab 36.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Explorers are shooting 41.4% from the field, which is 312th in the nation.
The La Salle defense concedes 36.7% on 3-point shots (204 of 556) and their opposition makes 70.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 14.7 assists and 35.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 311th and 252nd in D-1. The Explorers are ranked 273rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 72.9. They are forcing 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (233rd in Division 1).
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