Loyola Ramblers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Loyola Ramblers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
TV: Youtube TV
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (6-9) host the Loyola Ramblers (6-10) at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena on Saturday.
The Loyola Ramblers faced off with VCU and took a loss by a score of 78-64 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Ramblers ended up walking away with 23 while VCU had 18 fouls. They also buried 4 of 8 attempts from beyond the perimeter. VCU finished shooting 72.2% at the charity stripe by making 26 of their 36 tries. Moreover, VCU grabbed 21 rebounds (6 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. VCU dished out 14 dimes and had 11 steals in this matchup. In reference to defense, Loyola allowed 57.1% from the floor on 24 out of 42 shooting. They also distributed 16 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 22 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Ramblers made 12 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. Loyola wrapped up the contest with a 51.1% field goal percentage (23 of 45) and buried 6 of 14 3-pointers.
Tom Welch is someone who was a contributor for the game. He ended up shooting 70.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He accounted for 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Loyola will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-10 on the season. They are averaging 68.4 points per outing (271st in the country) while connecting on 47.6% from the floor. The Ramblers are shooting 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (115 of 341) and 69.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Loyola is grabbing 32.3 boards per game and has accumulated 216 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 205th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 16.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Ramblers have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 97th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 185 relinquished for the season. The Ramblers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.5% (395 of 869) and they concede 30.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 32.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 256th in the country in opponents points per game (72.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Saint Joseph's Hawks took a loss by a score of 66-54 when they played Fordham. In the matter of rebounding, Saint Joseph's permitted Fordham to grab 43 in total (9 offensive). They finished 20.0% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 16 from the free throw line (93.8%). The Hawks permitted Fordham to bury 23 of their 62 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.1% in this matchup. In all, the Hawks finished the game shooting 20 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.7%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Saint Joseph's converted 6 of 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to convert 8 of the free throws for a rate of 53.3%. Fordham had 13 personal fouls in this game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Hawks collected 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 32 for this game.
Erik Reynolds II ended up having an impact for the Hawks for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 35.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists.
Saint Joseph's has a record of 6-9 this season. The Hawks are committing 17.9 personal fouls per game and they go 68.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.2 times per game (271st in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. Saint Joseph's has tallied 1,042 points for the year (69.5 per contest) and they grab 33.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 41.1% from the field, which is ranked 327th in Division 1.
The Saint Joseph's defense surrenders 33.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (135 of 402) and opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 16.0 assists and 37.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 346th and 318th in those categories. The Hawks defensively are ranked 266th in D-1 in PPG given up with 72.3. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (222nd in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's
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