West Virginia vs. Saint Joseph's - 11/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

West Virginia vs. Saint Joseph's - 11/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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

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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. 

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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.

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Andrew’s Pick West Virginia Mountaineers -8.5

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