Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
The Davidson Wildcats (11-14) are hosting the Saint Joseph's Hawks (13-13) at John M. Belk Arena on Saturday.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks took the court against Duquesne and took a loss by a final of 76-62 in their last contest. Saint Joseph's ended having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (19 of 48) and buried 4 out of their 18 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 20 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 74.1%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 9 assists for the contest while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defending, Saint Joseph's allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 29 out of 58 shooting. Duquesne doled out 16 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. Additionally, Duquesne pulled down 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Duquesne finished shooting 69.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 13 shots. They buried 9 of their 25 tries from 3-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Hawks walked away with 14 and Duquesne had 21 personal fouls.
Lynn Greer is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He scored 22 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He ended up going 46.2% from the field and earned 3 dimes.
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Saint Joseph's heads into this game with a record of 13-13 for the season. They average 72.2 points per contest (167th in D-1) while connecting on 42.6% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 33.2% from downtown (225 of 677) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Saint Joseph's is grabbing 35.3 boards per contest and has racked up 318 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 271st in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a group are committing 17.9 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are 326th in college basketball in giving up assists with 392 relinquished for the campaign. The Hawks are giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (653 of 1,520) and they concede 36.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 240th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.8).
For their last game, the Davidson Wildcats took a loss by a score of 78-65 when they faced Saint Louis. The Wildcats were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the game. They also gave up possession 12 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. Saint Louis was called for 15 fouls for the contest which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 86.7%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Davidson made 8 out of their 27 attempts (29.6%). When all was said and done, the Wildcats shot 22 out of 60 from the field which had them shooting 36.7%. The Wildcats allowed Saint Louis to convert 27 out of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.8% for this game. They shot 42.9% from distance via 9 of 21 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 from the charity stripe (88.2%). Concerning attacking the glass, Davidson permitted Saint Louis to pull down 37 in total (9 offensive).
Sam Mennenga ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for this contest. He made 7 out of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 35 mins of playing time, but finished this game without an assist.
Davidson has a record of 11-14 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are shooting 44.5% from the field, which ranks 189th in the country. Davidson has earned 1,759 points this season (70.4 per game) and they snag 33.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (204th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 11.4 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.5% from the free throw line.
The Davidson defense gives up 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (171 of 535) and opponents are making 69.6% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.7 dimes and 35.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 191st and 274th in college hoops. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 185th in the country in points allowed per contest with 69.6. They have forced 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (209th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson
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