American Eagles face Saint Joseph's Hawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
American Eagles vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds
The Saint Joseph's Hawks will try to cover the spread at Hagan Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the American Eagles in NCAA basketball action.
Saint Joseph's battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 2-3 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-0 for the Hawks and 0-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hawks, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 298 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-53 victory for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Joseph's's No. 149-ranked offense, averaging 70.2 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 93 at 61.8 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, American features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.
American lost its last outing, a 58-55 result against Florida Atlantic on November 24. American got 17 points from Stephen Lumpkins but lost anyway, 58-55, to Florida Atlantic on Saturday at FAU Arena.
Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 75-56 winner as they battled Harvard at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Saint Joseph's got 24 points from Carl Jones en route to a 75-56 victory over Harvard on Tuesday at Hagan Arena.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 2-2
After playing Harvard are 2-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Eagles at Hawks trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
American home to St. Francis PA, Saturday, December 1
Saint Joseph's at Creighton, Saturday, December 1