Saint Joseph's at UMass: 2/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Saint Joseph's at UMass: 2/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by LIZABETH ROBERTSON

UMass Minutemen (10-12) vs Saint Joseph's Hawks (10-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm (William D. Mullins Center)

Betting Odds: UMass Minutemen +1 -- Over/Under: 157 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Saint Joseph Hawks will visit the UMass Minutemen in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Afternoon. 

The Saint Joseph Hawks are coming off of a 6 point loss against Davidson in their last time out. Erik Reynolds II had 20 points for the Hawks, who scored a season-low 22 points in the second half. Ejike Obinna added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Taylor Funk had 16 points. Cameron Brown had a career-high 12 rebounds to go with 10 points in the loss. 

The Saint Joseph Hawks are led in scoring by Jordan Hall who averages 14.4 points and 7 rebounds for this team. Taylor Funk averages 14.2 points and 6.4 rebounds a night. Ejike Obinna is the third leading scorer for the Hawks as he averages 12.6 points a game for this team.

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The Hawks are averaging 70.1 points per game on 42.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 70.7 points per game. They are shooting 67.8% from the free throw line. 

The UMass Minutemen are coming off of a 9 point loss against George Washington in their last time out. Trent Buttrick had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Minutemen. Rich Kelly added 15 points. C.J. Kelly had 10 points in the loss.

The UMass Minutemen are led in scoring by Noah Fernandes who averages 15.1 points and 2.9 rebounds for this team. Rich Kelly averages 13.2 points and 2 rebounds a game for this team. Trent Buttrick is the third leading scorer for the Minutemen as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

The Minutemen are averaging 76 points per game on 43% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 77.9 points per game. They are shooting 74.7% from the free throw line.

The Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Minutemen are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Although the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings, I’m going to side with the Hawks in this one as I think they are just the better team overall.

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