La Salle vs. Saint Joseph's - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

La Salle vs. Saint Joseph's - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

La Salle Explorers (14-15) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (6-24)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena)

The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 145

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The La Salle Explorers (14-15, 5-12 CONF) and the Saint Joseph’s Hawks (6-24, 2-15 CONF) will meet on Saturday, March 7th for an A10 conference matchup at the Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The game will be played at 2:00 PM eastern time. 

La Salle is coming off a 75-64 home loss to UMass in their last game. La Salle has lost two of their last three games overall. Saint Joe’s is coming off an 89-73 road loss to St. Bonaventure in their last game. Saint Joe’s has lost three of their last five games overall, and they only have six wins this entire season. 

La Salle scores 67.7 points per game on 41.1 percent field goal shooting this season. La Salle’s leading scorer is G David Beatty, who scores 10.7 points per game. The leading rebounder for La Salle is F Ed Crosswell, who earns 7.3 rebounds per game. La Salle allows 69.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -2.0 scoring differential so far this season. La Salle also earns 34.8 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 3.2 blocks, and 8.1 steals per game as a team. 

Saint Joe’s scores 68.7 points per game on 38.7 percent field goal shooting this season. Saint Joe’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Ryan Daly, who scores 20.2 points per game and earns 7.0 rebounds per game. Saint Joe’s allows 79.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -10.9 scoring differential so far this season. Saint Joe’s also earns 35.6 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 4.8 steals per game as a team. 

La Salle is 18-11 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. La Salle is also 6-5 against the spread on the road so far this season. Saint Joe’s is 12-16-2 against the spread this season and 3-5-2 against the spread in their last ten games. Saint Joe’s 6-7 against the spread at home so far this season.

Both teams have struggled in conference play this season, but I have said it before and I will continue to say it; Saint Joe's is a much better team than what their record shows. Saint Joe's suffers from too many mistakes, but I think they can limit those enough to win this game at home. 

 

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