|Game||Massachusetts Minutemen vs St. Joseph`s Hawks|
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
William D. Mullins Center Amherst, MA
MASS -6.5 O/U 151.5
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are set to visit William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts for an A-10 clash against the UMass Minutemen. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks come into this matchup with a 4-16 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the George Washington Colonials, 85-69. Leading the way for the Saint Joseph’s Hawks was junior guard Ryan Daly as he recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Junior forward Anthony Longpre had a productive outing for the Hawks as he pitched in 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks had a solid shooting game against the George Washington Colonials as they connected on 24 of their 55 field goal attempts (43.6%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (36%). The Saint Joseph’s Hawks lost the turnover battle against the George Washington Colonials (13-7), but they edged out the Colonials in the rebounding department (35-32).
The UMass Minutemen come into this matchup with an 8-12 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Duquesne Dukes, 73-64. Leading the way for the UMass Minutemen was freshman center Tre Mitchell as he recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds. Joining Mitchell in the frontcourt was freshman forward Preston Santos who had a productive outing for the Minutemen with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The UMass Minutemen struggled shooting the ball against the Duquesne Dukes as they connected on 21 of their 60 field goal attempts (35%), and they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (16.7%). The UMass Minutemen lost the turnover battle against the Duquesne Dukes (12-10), but they dominated the Dukes in the rebounding department (52-34).
Recent Betting Trends
- Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Under is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Minutemen are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games.
- Over is 13-6 in Minutemen last 19 games following a straight up win.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks currently sit at the bottom of the A-10 with a 0-7 record, and they will be forced to play a UMass team that is coming off a very good win against the Duquesne Dukes. The Hawks have really struggled on both sides of the court this season, especially in conference play as they score an average of 64.6 PPG while allowing 80 PPG. UMass has an extremely young roster as their top 3 scorers are freshmen, but they are playing confident as of recent as they are only averaging over 14 PPG. The Minutemen should be able to find success on the Saint Joseph’s defense, especially in the paint as they are allowing opponents to connect on 51.9% of their attempts, and that will lead to an easy win at home. Final Score Prediction, UMass Minutemen win and cover ATS 76-65.