The Saint Joseph’s Hawks (5-22, 1-13 A10) look to put an end to their five-game road losing streak in a matchup against the Saint Louis Billikens (19-8, 8-6 A10) at Chaifetz Arena. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Saint Joseph’s Hawks at Saint Louis Billikens Betting Prediction
The Hawks are trying to rebound after their 62-55 loss to the George Mason Patriots in their last game. George Mason made seven of their 15 three pointers (46.7 percent). Saint Joseph’s, on the other hand, was 8-30 (26.7 percent). Ryan Daly was Saint Joseph’s’ leading scorer with 20 points on 6-for-16 shooting.
The last time the Billikens were in action, they dismantled the VCU Rams, 80-62. Saint Louis’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over VCU. The Billikens had a rate of 27.6 (below their season average of 34.7), while the Rams posted a mark of 13.2 (below their season average of 28.6). Javonte Perkins was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, the Hawks lost 78-73. Daly scored a game-high 35 points and also had seven rebounds and six assists. The Billikens had a much better turnover percentage (8.7 vs. 20.9) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 vs. 21.4).
Saint Louis appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Billikens currently rank 96th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474), while Saint Joseph’s is 329th in effective field goal percentage (0.461).
Saint Joseph’s Hawks at Saint Louis Billikens Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Saint Louis, O/U – Under
Saint Joseph’s ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (30.0) while Saint Louis ranks 299th (16.3).
The Billikens average 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 22nd in the NCAA. The Hawks rank 265th in rebounds allowed per game (38.9).
Saint Louis ranks 57th in steals per game (7.7) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 234th (4.7).
The Billikens average 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. The Hawks rank 216th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
Saint Louis ranks 53rd in blocks per game (4.1) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 170th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 11.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Billikens have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (0.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (3.9 above their season average).