Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Pennsylvania and Saint Joseph's on Saturday, with the host Quakers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Pennsylvania battles the Hawks, currently sitting with a 9-6 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Quakers and 5-5 for the Hawks.
Bettors looking to side with Pennsylvania in this one found them as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Quakers rated this week at No. 322 and the Hawks sitting at No. 84. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-59 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pennsylvania's No. 298 nationally ranked offense (61.8 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 160 at 65.3 PPG. The Quakers have been averaging 41.5% from the field, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's was a 92-86 loser in its last match on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's got 22 points from Langston Galloway but lost anyway, 92-86, to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday at Siegel Center.
Pennsylvania was a 54-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against NJIT. Miles Cartwright scored 12 points leading the Quakers to a 54-53 victory over NJIT at Fleisher Center on Thursday.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Temple are 7-3
After playing NJIT are 0-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Hawks at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Saint Joseph's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing Saint Joseph's
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, January 23
Pennsylvania at Temple, Wednesday, January 23