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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Princeton Tigers in Battle with Saint Joseph's Hawks

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Saint Joseph's Hawks taking on the Princeton Tigers Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Saint Joseph's Hawks opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Princeton Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Joseph's Hawks will look to cover the spread vs the Princeton Tigers on Wednesday, as the Hawks are 2-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 1-3 ATS. Saint Joseph's is 3-5 against the total, while Princeton is 2-2 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Princeton Tigers, most recently No. 47 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Saint Joseph's Hawks, who rate No. 178 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Saint Joseph's is ranked No. 196 in NCAA basketball at 35 per game. Contrast that with Princeton's No. 130 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Princeton is the No. 13-ranked team in the country at 10.12 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 185 at 6.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Joseph's got 27 points from Shavar Newkirk en route to a 72-71 victory over Drexel on Sunday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Myles Stephens scored 18 points leading the Tigers to a 67-64 victory over Liberty at Vines Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Joseph's is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Saint Joseph's's last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's's last 7 games
  • Princeton is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Princeton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Joseph's at Illinois State, Sunday, December 18th
Princeton at Monmouth, Tuesday, December 20th