Sacred Heart Pioneers (5-7) vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks (4-6)
December 19, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -9.5 / Sacred Heart Pioneers +9.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Sacred Heart Pioneers and Saint Joseph’s Hawks meet Monday in college basketball action at the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The Sacred Heart Pioneers look for their sixth win. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks look for their fifth win.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are averaging 71.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Nico Galette is averaging 16 points and 1.7 assist, while Raheem Solomon is averaging 13.2 points and 1.1 assists. Aidan Carpenter is the third double-digit scorer and Joey Reilly is dishing 1.6 assists. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are averaging 69.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Erik Reynolds II is averaging 19.8 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Cameron Brown is averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Lynn Greer II is the third double-digit scorer and Kacper Klaczek is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.
The Pioneers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 games following a ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Pioneers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 Monday games.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are obviously the better team here and should win the game, but I’m not laying big chalk with a team that’s losing by an average of 4.1 points on the season. While they’re at a talent disadvantage here, you can argue the Sacred Heart Pioneers have been the better team through 12 games. Saint Joseph’s wins in the favorite role by an average of 2 points. Give me the points.