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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Saint Joseph's Hawks in Battle with UMass Minutemen

The Saint Joseph's Hawks will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the UMass Minutemen at Hagan Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Saint Joseph's Hawks as -2.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

UMass Minutemen vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMass Minutemen will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 9-11-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Saint Joseph's Hawks are 9-12-1 ATS. UMass Minutemen are 10-11 on betting the total; Saint Joseph's Hawks are 11-11.

The Hawks - Minutemen odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 215 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UMass is at No. 218.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Joseph's's No. 201-ranked scoring average of 70.35 PPG, against a UMass Minutemen defense rated No. 111 and allowing 70.67 PPG. The Saint Joseph's Hawks FG% has averaged 41.87% to date this season, less than the UMass Minutemen shooters have managed so far (43.74% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Minutemen wasted a 30-point performance from Donte Clark in losing to Rhode Island 70-62 on Tuesday at Mullins Center.

Lamarr Kimble scored 25 points and chipped in with 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 77-70 against Dayton in college basketball action at UD Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UMass is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UMass's last 5 games
  • UMass is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Saint Joseph's is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UMass at Duquesne, Wednesday, February 15th
Saint Joseph's at VCU, Tuesday, February 14th