Saint Joseph's at Richmond: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Saint Joseph's at Richmond: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Richmond Spiders (13-6) vs Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-14)

Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Robins Center)

Betting Odds: Richmond Spiders -14.5 -- Over/Under: 155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and Richmond Spiders face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Robins Center.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have really struggled this season and coming into this game they sit with a 3-14 record overall but they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Dayton they were eight point underdogs but ended up putting up 97 points and cruised to a victory. Saint Joseph’s on the season is averaging 72.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 83.1 points per game. Saint Joseph’s is shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from deep. If Saint Joseph’s wants to have success in this game, the offense is going to need to be good. Guard Taylor Funk has been the best player for Saint Joseph's averaging 17.6 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Richmond Spiders who sit with a 13-6 record overall but they are coming off a loss in their last game against St. Louis. The offense only managed 67 points and that led to a five point loss. Richmond on the season is averaging 74.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.1 points per game. Guard Blake Francis has been the best player this season for Richmond averaging 16.9 points while shooting 43 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from behind the three-point line. 

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The over is 9-2 in St. Joe’s last 11 road games. The under is 9-3 in Richmond’s last 12 games played on Monday. The over is 7-3 in Richmond’s last 10 home games. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 12-4 against the spread in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams. 

Saint Joseph is playing better as of late and they are going to find success again in this game. The Hawks offense is going to be strong and that will lead to Saint Joseph’s coming away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Saint Joseph's +14.5

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