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College Basketball Matchup - Massachusetts Minutemen Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds Preview

Saint Joseph's HawksMassachusetts Minutemen
Jan 14, 4:00 PM | Mullins Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


Massachusetts looks to cover the Minutemen-Hawks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-4 mark when they host Saint Joseph's in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 12-5 and 11-3 ATS on the year, while the Minutemen are at 13-4 and 7-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 9-4-1, while the Hawks have a 7-6 mark.

View Saint Josephs vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Minutemen, most recently No. 53 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 62 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-79 victory for the Minutemen.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 98 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 31-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 128 at 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 295-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Joseph's won its last outing, an 80-62 result against Fordham on January 11. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. Langston Galloway poured in a team-high 30 points for Saint Joseph's on Wednesday, as they defeated Fordham 80-62 at Hagan Arena.

In their last action, Massachusetts was an 85-75 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Chaz Williams scored 19 points leading the Minutemen to an 85-75 victory over Charlotte at Mullins Center on Wednesday.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 4-6
After playing Fordham are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Duquesne are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 4-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Hawks at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Saint Joseph's is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Saint Joseph's is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 7 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Xavier, Wednesday, January 18
Massachusetts at Duquesne, Wednesday, January 18