Princeton at Saint Joseph’s CBB Betting Prediction

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Princeton at Saint Joseph’s CBB Betting Prediction

Last Updated: 2017-03-06

The Princeton Tigers will travel to Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena to challenge the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. The game begins at 7:00 pm ET on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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The Hawks enter this game hoping for similar success after barely hanging on to beat Columbia 80-78 on Friday. Aaron Brown was the game’s high scorer with 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting. The Tigers, meanwhile, are feeling some disappointment after their 91-77 loss at the hands of Stony Brook on Saturday. Devin Cannady had a team-high 16 points.

Saint Joseph’s is a four-point favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 153 points. The Hawks come into this game 5-2 Straight Up (SU) and 3-4 Against The Spread (ATS). An area where the Hawks are particularly strong is shot blocking, where they average 5.6 blocks per game, 29th in Division I. Saint Joseph’s has given up very few turnovers with an average of only 10.3 per game.

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Over on the other bench, Princeton has a SU record of 4-1 and an ATS record of 1-1. The Tigers rarely make costly errors handling the ball. They have the 26th-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the country at 1.53. The Princeton defense has been a problem for competitors, allowing only 6.0 field goals from three-point range per game. The Tigers are a terror on the defensive glass, averaging an impressive 30.0 defensive rebounds per game.

These two will be squaring off for the first time this season. In their most recent meeting a season ago, Princeton came out on top, bringing its SU record to 2-1. The Tigers also hold the advantage ATS with a record of 2-1.

Predictions: SU Winner – Prince, ATS Winner – Prince, O/U – Over

Notes

Princeton is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road.

Saint Joseph’s is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games.

Saint Joseph’s is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home.

Ranked 59th, the Princeton Tigers have an offensive rating of 114.3. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks rank 244th with a defensive rating of just 105.5.

The Princeton Tigers average a field goal percentage of 45.7% this season. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have split their games this season (1-1) when opponents have a FG% of 45.7% or greater.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks rank higher based on their field goal percentage (143rd) than their effective field goal percentage (199th). The Princeton Tigers rank higher based on their effective field goal percentage (75th) than their field goal percentage (115th).

Princeton ranks 82nd in assists, recording 15.6 per game. Saint Joseph’s performs worse at 138th with 14.3 assists per game.

Saint Joseph’s, the 29th-ranked team in blocked shots, records an average of 5.6 per game. Princeton does worse, ranked 206th with 3.2.

Saint Joseph’s ranks 238th in offensive rebounds, while Princeton ranks 24th in defensive rebounds.

Opponents have had an average turnover percentage of 14.6% when playing Saint Joseph’s this season. Princeton is undefeated (2-0) when its TO% is 14.6% or higher.

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