Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Massachusetts Minutemen (8-10) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (16-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hagan Arena)
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The Massachusetts Minutemen will travel to play the Saint Joseph’s Hawks in an A-10 game on Wednesday.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are 16-3 (5-1) and are coming off of a win against La Salle by a score of 69-48. Saint Joseph’s has won 5 games in a row and is currently in 3rd place of the A-10 standings. Saint Joseph’s only conference loss came against VCU by only 3 points. Saint Joseph’s is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Saint Joseph’s is also averaging 39.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Isaiah Miles is averaging 17.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for Saint Joseph’s. DeAndre Bembry is averaging 17.2 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Hawks. Saint Joseph’s is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Massachusetts Minutemen are 8-10 (1-5) and are coming off of a loss to Saint Louis by a score of 86-75. UMass has won 5 games in a row and is tied for 12th in the A-10 standings. Massachusetts only conference win came against LaSalle by 7 points. UMass is averaging 77.1 points per game while giving up 78.8 points per game. UMass is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Trey Davis is averaging 20 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for UMass. Donte Clark is averaging 17.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Minutemen. UMass is shooting 68.7% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 44% on all field goal attempts.
UMass is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games. UMass is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in the UMass last 5 games. Saint Joseph’s is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games. Saint Joseph’s is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-1 in Saint Joseph’s last 5 games. The home team is 8-2 ATS in these two teams last 10 meetings.
UMass has really struggled in conference play, while Saint Joseph’s in playing very well. UMass is giving up almost 80 points per game, while Saint Joseph’s is giving up under 68 points per game. St. Joseph’s is the better team in this matchup and I am going with them at home.