Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-1) at West Virginia Mountaineers (1-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers will be matching up in college basketball action on Sunday from HTC Center.
Saint Joseph’s comes into this game with a 3-1 mark so far. The Hawks beat Old Dominion to kick off the season 79-64, then took care of Monmouth 78-63 before drilling Wake Forest 89-69.
In the UCF game Friday, the Hawks fell 77-57. Topping the Hawks scorers in that one was Charles Brown with 28 points and six rebounds. Taylor Funk was the only other Saint Joseph’s player in double-digits with 16 points and six boards.
Over on the West Virginia side, they’re 1-2 this season. The Mountaineers kicked things off with a tough game against Buffalo, where they fell 99-94. In game two versus Monmouth, WVU took a 71-53 win.
In the Friday game versus Western Kentucky, the Mountaineers fell 63-57. Tops in scoring for that game for WVU was Esa Ahmad with 12 points and five rebounds. James Bolden was the only other player in double-digits with 10 points.
St. Joseph’s is 4-0 ATS in their last four following an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. The Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Sunday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 versus the Atlantic 10. WVU is 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
Saint Joseph’s looked pretty good kicking off the year, but they hit a brick wall in the UCF game. Only five Hawks players scored in that 20-point defeat, and three of them had just 13 points between them.
West Virginia is coming off a dud of a performance as well, with just 22 points in the second half versus the Hilltoppers.
I’m not super-jazzed about either one of these squads right now, but I’m going to take a more well-rounded West Virginia team for the cover.