The Saint Joseph’s Hawks (3-3) will be at home in Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena when they meet the Bucknell Bison (3-4). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Bucknell Bison at Saint Joseph’s Hawks ATS Preview
The Bison beat the Stony Brook Seawolves in their last contest, 85-76. Zach Thomas was the top scorer from either team with 38 points on 10-for-17 shooting. The Bison made 23 of their 24 free throws (95.8 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (16.6 vs. 16.8).
In the Hawks last matchup, they topped the Sacramento State Hornets, 74-69. Saint Joseph’s was lifted by Shavar Newkirk, who was the games high scorer with 22 points on 5-for-12 shooting. The Hawks made 25 of their 33 free throws (75.8 percent), while the Hornets had a turnover percentage of 21.5 (above the 14.5 mark opponents have averaged against Saint Joseph’s this season).
Bucknell could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to last season, Saint Joseph’s ranks 33rd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.5 percent), while Bucknell has forced the 137th-most turnovers (19.6 percent). Furthermore, the Bison, who rank 287th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.5 percent), will battle against the Hawks, who rank 57th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.9 percent).
Bucknell Bison vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Saint Joseph’s, ATS Winner – Saint Joseph’s, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hawks rank 130th in rebounds per game (36.5) while the Bison rank 273rd (33.8).
- Bucknell ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 307th (26.2).
- The Bison average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 76th in the NCAA. The Hawks rank 267th in assists allowed per game (15.1).
- Saint Joseph’s ranks 48th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Bucknell ranks 222nd (6.8).