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Pennsylvania Quakers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Preview

Saint Joseph's HawksPennsylvania Quakers
Jan 21, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD9-9

Pennsylvania will look to improve on its 9-9 record on Saturday when they host Saint Joseph's in NCAAB odds action at The Palestra.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Quakers are 9-5 ATS. Saint Joseph's is 7-8 on the totals; Pennsylvania is 9-5.

View Saint Josephs vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Pennsylvania in this one will find them as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Quakers sit at No. 239 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 57 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 74-67.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pennsylvania's No. 201 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 171 at 66.6 PPG. The Quakers have been averaging 43.9% from the field, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 274-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 68-55 loser as they battled Xavier on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Hawks got 14 points from Langston Galloway, but it was Xavier that prevailed in a 68-55 final on Wednesday at Cintas Center.

Last time out for Pennsylvania, they were a 64-52 winner as they battled Cornell on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Pennsylvania earned a 64-52 victory over Cornell on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tyler Bernardini at Newman Arena.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dayton are 8-2
After playing Xavier are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Princeton are 7-3
After playing Cornell are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Hawks at Quakers trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's is 4-6-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Pennsylvania is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Dayton, Wednesday, January 25
Pennsylvania home to Princeton, Monday, January 30

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