UMASS at Saint Joseph's 2/2/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
UMass has only managed to get a single win in A10 play and what really hurts the Minutemen is coming into conference play the team had been able to pick up quite a few wins and were 8-6 on the year before conference play started. The Minutemen on the year have really had to deal with those struggles and sadly, the Minutemen did not look like they have learned from those losses on the year.
The Minutemen on the season have managed to score 72 points a game, but the defense for the Minutemen have allowed 72.5 points a game. The Minutemen have managed to get 14.3 assist a game, but have ended up pulling down 35 boards a game.
Saint Joseph is having some of the same problems the Minutemen have had. The difference is the Hawks have been able to be able to get a total of 2 wins in the A10 and before that the Hawks were able to really come into the games fairly large as they managed to get a 7-6 non-conference record. In the A10 the Hawks have lost 6 games on the season.
The Hawks have ended up getting a total of 69.7 points a game, but have also given up 72.6 points a game. The Hawks have ended up getting a total of 11.5 assist a game, but have ended up getting a total of 35.5 boards a game.
The Minutemen and the Hawks have both struggled quite a bit on the year and that is going to show in this game. However, the Hawks have been able to perform slightly worse on the season compared to the Minutemen and that is going to be the difference in this game as the Hawks will struggle against the Minutemen defense and make it hard to contain the Minutemen offense. Final Score Prediction, UMass wins, but grab the points 72-69.