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Massachusetts Minutemen face Saint Joseph's Hawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Massachusetts MinutemenSaint Joseph's Hawks
17-3February 01, 2014, 06:00 | Hagan Arena14-6

The Saint Joseph's Hawks host Massachusetts on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-6 mark against the 17-3 Minutemen in college hoops action at Hagan Arena.

The Hawks bring a 14-6 record (8-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-3 Minutemen, who are 11-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Saint Joseph's go 7-9 so far and the Minutemen go 7-13.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Minutemen were listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 48-rated Massachusetts taking on the No. 178-rated Hawks in this contest.

In their last action, Massachusetts was a 78-65 loser on the road against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Trey Davis scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 78-65 to St. Bonaventure at Reilly Center on Wednesday).

Saint Joseph's was a 60-57 winner in its last match on the road against Dayton. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Hawks got 15 points from Chris Wilson as Saint Joseph's ran past Dayton 60-57 on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minutemen rank No. 23 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.15 per game. That compares with Saint Joseph's’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Joseph's is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 7.55 per game, while the Minutemen rate No. 151 with 5.8 per game.

A few Minutemen at Hawks trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Massachusetts is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
Massachusetts is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to La Salle, Wednesday, February 5th
Saint Joseph's at Saint Louis, Wednesday, February 5th