Saint Joseph's Hawks vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (10-12) are headed to William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Saturday where they will take on the UMass Minutemen (10-12).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks played Davidson and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-67 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Hawks walked away with 18 and Davidson recorded 10 personal fouls. They also knocked down 2 out of their 23 attempts from distance. Davidson finished the game at 81.0% from the charity stripe by making 17 of their 21 attempts. Moreover, Davidson had 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Davidson distributed 9 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In reference to defending, Saint Joseph's allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the field on 27 of 63 shooting. They also doled out 14 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Hawks made 10 of 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. Saint Joseph's ended the contest with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 of 63) and made 9 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Erik Reynolds II is a player who was important for the matchup. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. He played 42 minutes and totaled 1 board. He ended up with 20 points on 7 out of 14 shooting.
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Saint Joseph's enters this matchup with a record of 10-12 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.2 fouls per game. As a team, Saint Joseph's is collecting 37.6 boards per game and has tallied 302 dimes for the season, which is 179th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hawks are shooting 33.6% from downtown (195 of 581) and 67.8% from the free throw line. They average 70.1 points per game (210th in D-1) while going 42.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Hawks are forcing 9.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.2 personal fouls. They concede 33.1% from beyond the arc while they are 230th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (70.7). The Hawks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.0% (580 of 1,348) and they surrender 35.2 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 65th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 246 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the UMass Minutemen took a defeat with a final score of 77-68 when they faced George Washington. The Minutemen snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. George Washington was called for 16 fouls for this contest which took the Minutemen to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 12 of those for a clip of 80.0%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, UMass made 8 of 27 tries (29.6%). Overall, the Minutemen ended up shooting 24 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Minutemen allowed George Washington to knock down 28 out of their 60 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 46.7% for the contest. They shot 29.4% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 17 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, UMass allowed George Washington to snag 34 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Trent Buttrick ended up being a factor for the Minutemen in this game. He converted 5 out of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 45.5%, and totaled 11 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 32 mins of playing time and tallied 1 assist for this game.
UMass has a record of 10-12 so far this season. The Minutemen are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.9 times per contest (133rd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per contest. UMass has scored 1,671 pts for the campaign (76.0 per game) and they pull in 33.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Minutemen are shooting 43.0% from the field, which ranks 242nd in the country.
The Minutemen defensively are ranked 344th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 77.9. They have forced 12.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (352nd in D-1). The UMass defense surrenders 35.9% on 3-pointers (168 of 468) and their opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 16.5 assists and 35.9 rebounds every game, which is 353rd and 250th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UMass
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