Check out our free Saint Joseph’s vs La Salle 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.

Saint Joseph’s vs La Salle Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Hawks vs Explorers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Joseph’s Hawks at La Salle Explorers
  • Where: Philadelphia at Tom Gola Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Joseph’s +1.5, STJOE +103 | LASAL -126 O/U 144.5

Hawks Preview:

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 7-10. So far, the Hawks have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 1-3. For the season, Saint Joseph’s has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hawks being +1.5 point underdogs.

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Saint Joseph’s’ leading scorer this season is Erik Reynolds Jr., who is averaging 17.24 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.52% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.94 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Cameron Brown is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 13.65 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 42.1% of the team’s scoring.

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.

Explorers Preview:

The La Salle Explorers head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 8-9. So far this season, La Salle has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-4. The Explorers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, La Salle has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2.

La Salle’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.93 points per contest. So far, Brantley has accounted for 19.1% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.93 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Josh Nickelberry is the second leading scorer for the Explorers, averaging 10.65 points per game. Between him and Nickelberry, they are accounting for 34.5% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: La Salle Explorers -1.5

Heading into this matchup, with the La Salle Explorers sitting as -1.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as La Salle and Saint Joseph’s are averaging 7.63 and 10.6 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that La Salle has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 5-4-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Explorers to cover at -1.5.

 


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