Check out our free La Salle vs Saint Joseph’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
La Salle vs Saint Joseph’s Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 5th Betting Odds
Explorers vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: La Salle Explorers at Saint Joseph’s Hawks
- Where: Philadelphia at Hagan Arena
- Date: Sunday, February 5th
- Betting Odds: La Salle +6.5, LASAL +228 | STJOE -288 O/U 141.5
Through 22 games, the La Salle Explorers have an overall record of 9-13. On the road, the Explorers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Explorers have been the underdog 13 times, going 3-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
La Salle’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.2 points per contest. So far, Brantley has accounted for 18.87% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.6 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists. Josh Nickelberry is the second leading scorer for the Explorers, averaging 10.14 points per game. Between him and Nickelberry, they are accounting for 33.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for La Salle this season, as they are currently ranked 314th in college basketball at 67.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Explorers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 365th in the NCAA.
Saint Joseph’s heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-11. So far this season, Saint Joseph’s has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-7. The Hawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Saint Joseph’s has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.
Saint Joseph’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Erik Reynolds Jr. who is averaging 18.05 points per game for the Hawks. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Hawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Brown who has hit 42.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.14 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Joseph’s this season, as they are currently ranked 310th in college basketball at 67.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 280th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Saint Joseph’s Hawks -6.5
If you are eying this matchup between La Salle Explorers and Saint Joseph’s Hawks as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Saint Joseph’s to cover the spread as -6.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Saint Joseph’s shooting well enough to keep the Explorers at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Hawks’ to win the game and cover the spread.