La Salle vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

La Salle vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Joseph's Hawks (4-18) at La Salle Explorers (10-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

The Line: La Salle Explorers -8 -- Over/Under: 149

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The Saint Joseph's Hawks and La Salle Explorers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Tom Gola Arena.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 69.9 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Ryan Daly is averaging 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds while Taylor Funk is averaging 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Myles Douglas is dishing 1.3 assists and Lorenzo Edwards is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have lost five of their last six road games.

The La Salle Explorers need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The La Salle Explorers are averaging 71.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Isiah Deas is averaging 11.8 points and one assist while David Beatty is averaging 10 points and 3.4 rebounds. Ed Croswell is grabbing seven rebounds and Saul Phiri is dishing 2.3 assists. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The La Salle Explorers have lost four straight home games.

The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win. The Explorers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The over is 7-2 in Explorers last 9 overall. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks have failed to cover six of their nine road games where they lose by an average of 14.6 points and shoot 40.6 percent from the field. The La Salle Explorers are riding a seven-game losing streak, but they play decent at home and are still a more than profitable 14-7 ATS on the season and 6-4 ATS at home. The La Salle Explorers are also 5-2 ATS as a favorite. I'll lay the number, which feels weird laying chalk with a team that's lost seven straight.

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Randy’s Pick La Salle Explorers -8

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