Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. Buffalo Bulls - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (1-1) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hagan Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls will travel to play the St. Joseph’s Hawks in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
St. Joseph’s is 2-0 this season and is coming off of a victory against Niagara by a score of 73-62. St. Joe’s used a 14-0 run early in the second half to take control of the game. Isaiah Miles led the way for the Hawks with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Saint Joseph’s is averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Saint Joseph is also averaging 15 assists per game and 38 rebounds per game. DeAndre Bembry is the leading scorer for St. Joseph’s with 17.5 points per game and 4.5 assists per game. Isaiah Miles is the leading rebounder for the Hawks with 7 rebounds per game. Saint Joseph’s is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 27.8% on three pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts. Saint Joseph’s has looked pretty good in their first two games but will want to sure up their defense a little bit in this one.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 1-1 this season and are coming off a loss to Old Dominion by a score of 77-58. Buffalo started slow and found themselves in a 37-20 hole at halftime, which they weren’t able to recover from. Jarryn Skeete led the Buffalo offense with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Buffalo really struggled in this one offensively where they had only 6 assists and 14 turnovers. Buffalo is averaging 83.5 points per game and giving up 63 points against per game. Buffalo is averaging 12.5 assists per game and 44 rebounds per game. Rodell Wigginton is the leading scorer for the Bulls with 17 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. Buffalo is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 31.7% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts. Buffalo played on Monday night so fatigue may be a factor in this one for the Bulls.
Buffalo is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. Buffalo is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against the A-10. The over is 5-1 in Buffalo’s last 6 games against the A-10. Saint Joseph’s is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the MAC. The under is 5-2 in Saint Joseph’s last 7 non-conference games.
Saint Joseph’s is coming into this game with an extra day of rest and have the advantage of playing at home. I like Saint Joe’s offense, but their defense could use some work. Buffalo will look to play better in this one, but I think Saint Joseph’s will overpower them on offense. I am picking Saint Joe’s.