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Massachusetts Minutemen vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Saint Joseph's HawksMassachusetts Minutemen
Feb 9, 2:00 PM | Mullins Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

13-8TEAM RECORD15-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Massachusetts Minutemen try to run the Saint Joseph's Hawks off the court at Mullins Center in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 13-8 and 8-10 ATS on the year, while the Minutemen are at 15-6 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 7-14, while the Hawks have a 7-9 mark.

View Saint Josephs vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Massachusetts opened as 2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 87 (Minutemen) and the No. 73 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-71 result in favor of the Hawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Massachusetts's No. 83-rated squad against Saint Joseph's's No. 142-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Massachusetts rates No. 74 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 60 nationally with 7.4 per match.

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Joseph's lost its last outing, a 60-54 result against Dayton on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Carl Jones scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 60-54 to Dayton at Dayton Arena on Wednesday).

Massachusetts was an 81-53 winner in its last match at home against Rhode Island. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Rhode Island out of the gym and running up an 81-53 score at Mullins Center.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Richmond are 7-3
After playing Dayton are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Hawks at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Saint Joseph's is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Massachusetts is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Richmond, Wednesday, February 13
Massachusetts at Virginia Commonwealth, Thursday, February 14