Dayton at Saint Joseph's: 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Dayton at Saint Joseph's: 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Joseph's Hawks (10-14) vs Dayton Flyers (18-8)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena)

Betting Odds: Saint Joseph's Hawks +6.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dayton Flyers and Saint Joseph’s Hawks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Hagan Arena. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Saint Joseph’s that won 97-84. 

Dayton comes into this game an 18-8 record and they have gone 14-12 against the spread. Coming into this game, Dayton has won three games in a row including the last game against Rhode Island where they gave up only 57 points. Dayton is averaging 68.8 points while their defense has given up 60.2 points per game. DaRon Holmes II has been the top player for Dayton averaging 11.3 points while shooting 64 percent from the field. At times this season, Dayton has played down to their competition, and it's not something that they can let happen in this game, or they could suffer a terrible loss. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Saint Joseph’s Hawks who sit with a 10-14 record overall and they have gone 14-10 against the spread. Coming into this game, Saint Joseph’s has lost three games in a row including the last game against George Mason where they gave up 75 points. Saint Joseph’s is averaging 70 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Guard Jordan Hall has been the top player for Saint Joseph’s averaging 14.5 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Dayton is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. The over is 4-1 in Dayton’s last five games. The under is 4-1 in Dayton’s last five games following an against the spread loss. The under is 4-1 in Dayton’s last five home games against a team with a winning road record. 

Dayton has been the better team, and their defense has been strong giving up only 60.2 points per game. Saint Joseph’s is going to struggle to score, and that is going to be the difference as Dayton gets the job done. Saint Joseph is going to have issues getting to 55 points. Back Dayton against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Dayton -6.5

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