La Salle Explorers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 2/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: La Salle Explorers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena is where the Saint Joseph's Hawks (11-11) will take on the La Salle Explorers (9-13) on Sunday.
The La Salle Explorers stepped onto the hardwood against George Washington and notched a win by a score of 75-64 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Explorers ended up walking away with 19 while George Washington accounted for 22 fouls. They also made 6 of 20 shots from beyond the arc. George Washington ended up going 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 22 attempts. On top of that, George Washington snagged 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. George Washington recorded 9 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In terms of defense, La Salle allowed 37.5% from the field on 21 of 56 shooting. They also distributed 14 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Explorers buried 18 of 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. La Salle finished the game with a 49.1% FG percentage (26 out of 53) and converted 5 of their 15 3-point attempts.
Khalil Brantley is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He finished 28.6% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 4 of 14 shooting.
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La Salle heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-13 on the year. They have an average of 68.4 pts per game (267th in D-1) while shooting 41.0% from the field. The Explorers are hitting 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (153 of 467) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, La Salle is grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 264 assists on the campaign, which is 299th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.6 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Explorers are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 219th in college basketball in giving up assists with 299 conceded so far this year. The Explorers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (577 of 1,292) and they concede 37.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 269th in D-1 in PPG allowed (72.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Saint Joseph's Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 64-50 when they played Rhode Island. The Hawks were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 in the game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 10 steals for the matchup. Rhode Island was called for 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 8 of them for a clip of 53.3%. With regard to shots from distance, Saint Joseph's made 6 of their 25 tries (24.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 25 for 61 from the floor which had them shooting 41.0%. The Hawks allowed Rhode Island to knock down 20 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them shooting 33.9% in this game. They went 7.7% from downtown via 1 of 13 and ended up going 9 of 15 at the charity stripe (60.0%). In reference to rebounding, Saint Joseph's allowed Rhode Island to collect 42 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Cameron Brown ended up having an impact for the Hawks for the game. He earned 18 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and accounted for 1 assist in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Saint Joseph's has a record of 11-11 on the campaign. The Hawks have committed 18.1 fouls per game and they hit 67.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per contest (248th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. Saint Joseph's has scored 1,587 points for the season (72.1 per contest) and they average 35.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hawks are hitting on 42.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 285th in Division 1.
The Hawks defensively are ranked 249th in the country in points given up per game with 71.7. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (133rd in college basketball). The Saint Joseph's defense gives up 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (191 of 557) and their opponents are converting on 68.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 15.2 assists and 36.6 total boards per game, which is 336th and 301st in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's
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