VCU Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena is the site where the Saint Joseph's Hawks (13-14) will attempt to beat the VCU Rams (20-7) on Tuesday.
The VCU Rams faced Fordham and took home the win by a score of 80-61 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Rams ended up walking away with 16 and Fordham racked up 27 personal fouls. They also made 8 out of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Fordham finished the contest at 68.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 19 attempts. Furthermore, Fordham grabbed 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Fordham doled out 7 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to defending, VCU allowed 33.9% from the field on 20 out of 59 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and having 11 steals. Concerning rebounding, they compiled a total of 35 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Rams knocked down 23 of 32 tries for a percentage of 71.9%. VCU ended with a 51.0% field goal percentage (26 out of 51) and converted 5 of their 13 shots from beyond the arc.
Nicholas Kern is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He accounted for 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting. He played 31 minutes played and collected 2 boards. He finished the game shooting 88.9% from the field and also recorded 2 assists.
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VCU comes into this game with a win-loss record of 20-7 so far this season. They have an average of 69.9 points per outing (222nd in D-1) while hitting 45.5% from the floor. The Rams are shooting 32.8% from downtown (155 of 473) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, VCU is pulling in 32.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 336 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 270th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Rams are forcing 17.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 93rd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 314 surrendered for the season. The Rams are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (608 of 1,458) and they surrender 33.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 33.3% on 3-pointers while they are 24th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.8).
The last time they took the court, the Saint Joseph's Hawks took a loss by a final score of 76-75 against Davidson. The Hawks were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. Davidson was called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 86.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Saint Joseph's converted 8 out of their 19 attempts (42.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Hawks finished 27 for 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Hawks allowed Davidson to convert 26 out of their 53 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.1% for the game. They shot 31.6% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 19 and ended up shooting 18 of 26 at the charity stripe (69.2%). When talking about team rebounding, Saint Joseph's allowed Davidson to collect 26 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Cameron Brown was important for the Hawks for this game. He buried 7 out of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 3 assists in the game.
Saint Joseph's has a record of 13-14 on the campaign. The Hawks have committed 17.9 fouls per game and they connect on 67.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.1 times per game (268th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. Saint Joseph's has totaled 1,953 pts this year (72.3 per contest) and they snag 35.2 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 42.8% from the field, which has them ranked 281st in college basketball.
The Saint Joseph's defense concedes 34.5% on shots from distance (230 of 667) and opponents are knocking down 68.6% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 15.0 assists and 36.2 total boards per game, which is 337th and 302nd in the country. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 245th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 71.9. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (157th in college hoops).
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