Richmond Spiders vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/25/14
Saint Joseph's Hawks (13-5) at Richmond Spiders (13-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The St Joseph's Hawks invade the Robins Center to face A-10 rival the Richmond Spiders.
Surging St Joseph's might be a little bit of a darkhorse in the Atlantic Ten but their record thus far says to watch out. The high scoring Hawks turned to their defense to upend Rhode Island 61-57 to notch win number four in a row. The Rams were held to 38.6% from the field with St Joes countering with 44% and winning this with a 21-10 edge at the line. Ronald Roberts paced the attack with 20 points and nine rebounds followed by Langston Galloway with 15 while Halil Kanacevic and DeAndre Bembry added 20 points.
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Richmond has proved to be a team that needs a watchful eye on them because they are sneaky good which means they are a threat in the A-10. Massachusetts will vouch for that after dropping a 58-55 decision to the Spiders at the Robins Center. The dangerous Minutemen attack was held in check with under 40% from the floor including a 2-14 mark from long range. The home team connected at 41.5% which equated to a few more field goals which was just enough to secure the win. Kendall Anthony led all scorers with 21 points with four bombs included in his 8-14 shooting while Cedrick Lindsay tossed in eleven points.
This looks like a game that is better to watch then bet especially since I don't have a great feel for it. The Hawks schedule is brutal the next week or so this might be a battle to just survive and will tell us a lot about this team's chances going forward. I'll just take the points and keep my fingers crossed...