Saint Joseph's Hawks (1-8) at Davidson Wildcats (6-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -11.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the Davidson Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Belk Arena.
Saint Joseph’s enters this game at 1-8 so far. The Hawks finally got a win in their last outing Saturday versus Albany. As for Davidson, they’re 6-5 this year. The Wildcats are coming off a loss to Dayton in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Saint Joseph’s began the year on an ugly 0-8 skid, but they were close in a few of those games. The losses came to Auburn, Kansas, Drexel, Villanova, Tennessee, VCU, Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure. On Saturday, the Hawks powered out a 67-64 win over Albany.
In the win over the Great Danes, Saint Joseph’s lead scorer was Taylor Funk on 14 points with six rebounds and three assists. Jordan Hall added 13 points with nine assists and four rebounds, while Jack Forrest chipped in 12 points, four rebounds and one assist.
Over on the Davidson side, they began the year at 3-2 with losses to Texas and Providence. After a loss to Charlotte, the Wildcats took out Rhode Island and Vanderbilt in consecutive games before a loss to Richmond. Since then it’s been a win over Duquesne and a loss to Dayton.
In the 89-78 overtime loss to the Flyers on Friday, Davidson’s Kellan Grady topped the team on 27 points with five boards and one assist. Luka Brajkovic doubled up on 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Carter Collins posted 13 points with four rebounds and one assist.
The Wildcats are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five at home versus a team with a losing road record. The over is 13-6-1 in Davidson’s last 20 overall and 6-2 in the last eight home games.
Meanwhile, the Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. Saint Joseph’s is 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and the over is 10-3 in their last 13 overall.
PICK: I like Davidson here. The Wildcats put up a good fight against Dayton in their last outing but fell apart in the overtime period for a loss. Davidson has notched some good offensive games lately as a whole, with 74 or more in three of their last four. Saint Joseph’s can score pretty well themselves when the matchup is right, but they also give up points in droves. I think Davidson can bang out a cover in this one.