Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hawks and Cougars. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at TD Arena in Charleston, SC. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points, and the Cougars are favored to win at home vs. the Hawks.

SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS VS CHARLESTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Cougars -1.5

This game will be played at TD Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will Charleston pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Saint Joseph’s Stand a Chance on the Road?

After defeating Temple by a score of 74-65, Saint Joseph’s has pushed their overall record to 9-2. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Saint Joseph’s has gone 3-2. Analyzing Saint Joseph’s’ ATS performance, they currently hold a 6-2 record. Looking at their performance vs. the spread in the last five games, they are a perfect 5-0.

Saint Joseph’s comes in with an over/under record of 2-5-1 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 140.4 points per game so far. The Hawks have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.

In their previous game, the Hawks’ offense finished with 74 points, which is right in line with their current average of 75.8 points per contest. Rasheer Fleming led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Lynn Greer III contributed 14 points for the Hawks.

In the current season, the Saint Joseph’s defense has excelled, sitting 36th in the nation by allowing 63.3 points per game. Against Temple in their most recent game, the Saint Joseph’s defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Temple to hit 35% of their shots.

Will the Cougars Come Through as Home Favorites?

Heading into their 12th game of the season, Charleston boasts a 7-4 record. On the road, the Cougars are 3-4, while they are 1-0 at home. Charleston’s record against the spread heading into today’s game is 2-6. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Charleston have had an average of 148.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 151.7 points. Their over/under record is 3-5-0. Looking at the Cougars’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 159 points per game.

In their recent game, the Cougars’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 382nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 372nd in percentage and 74th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Charleston defense is giving up an average of 75.3 points per contest. So far, the Charleston defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (437th).