Saint Joseph's Hawks vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: USA Net
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's (-1)
Barclays Center is the location where the George Washington Colonials (16-15) will take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks (15-16) on Wednesday. Saint Joseph's opens this game as -1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 156.5.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks played Loyola and earned the victory with a final of 72-67 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Hawks left the arena with 14 and Loyola accumulated 18 fouls. They also made 7 of their 25 shots from downtown. Loyola finished 87.5% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 16 shots. Additionally, Loyola snagged 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Loyola dished out 16 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. When it comes to defense, Saint Joseph's allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the floor on 23 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes in the game as well as creating 15 turnovers and having 12 steals. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected 28 with 4 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 18 of 20 tries for a percentage of 90.0%. Saint Joseph's wrapped up the contest with a 41.5% field goal percentage (22 out of 53) and converted 10 out of their 30 shots from 3-point land.
Lynn Greer is one player who was a factor for this game. He accumulated 22 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes and also collected 10 boards. He went 63.6% from the floor and dished out 7 assists.
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Saint Joseph's steps onto the hardwood with a record of 15-16 on the season. They turn it over 12.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Saint Joseph's is pulling down 34.5 boards per game and is sitting with 374 assists on the season, which ranks 274th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hawks are shooting 33.2% on three-point attempts (272 of 820) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.5 pts per game (165th in college hoops) while hitting 42.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 318th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 461 relinquished so far this year. The Hawks defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.8% (788 of 1,801) and they concede 35.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 34.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 259th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.7).
For their last game, the George Washington Colonials took a loss by a score of 74-68 when they played VCU. The Colonials pulled down 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. VCU was called for 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Colonials to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to 3-pointers, George Washington knocked down 5 out of their 15 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Colonials finished the game shooting 25 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 44.6%. The Colonials permitted VCU to make 24 of their 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in this game. They shot 46.7% from beyond the arc via 7 out of 15 and finished the contest at 19 out of 27 from the charity stripe (70.4%). In reference to rebounds, George Washington permitted VCU to collect 31 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Brendan Adams ended up having an impact for the Colonials in this game. He made 5 of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and had 1 rebound. He accumulated 14 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and had 6 assists in this matchup.
George Washington has a win-loss mark of 16-15 so far this year. The Colonials have committed 16.4 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.6 times per contest (218th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest. George Washington has scored 2,365 pts on the year (76.3 per game) and they pull in 34.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Colonials are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 38th in the nation.
The Colonials on the defensive side of the court are 336th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 76.4. They are forcing 11.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (238th in college hoops). The George Washington defense allows 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (266 of 758) and opponents are connecting on 69.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 14.3 assists and 35.1 total boards per game, which ranks 296th and 254th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (-1)
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