College Basketball Preview and Free Pick: Saint Joseph’s vs. Davidson

A pair of Atlantic rivals tip off in one of the highlights of this evening’s short college basketball
slate The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will be on the road to tip off with the Davidson Wildcats, one of the
conference co-leaders.

Date/Time/TV: Fri. Feb.15, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN2

Spread: Davidson Wildcats -10 (-110)

Total: 135.5

Game Preview

St. Joseph’s has been trading wins and losses over its last four games. They were last in action on
Tuesday, falling by a score of 76-51 at home to St. Bonaventure. The Hawks are just 4-8 in
conference play and have an overall record of 11-14 (9-16 ATS).

Davidson is tied atop the conference with VCU, with both clubs having a mark of 9-2 in conference
play. The team was also in action on Tuesday, picking up a 10-point road victory over Fordham. For
the year, the Wildcats are 18-6 (13-10 ATS).

Saint Joseph’s Hawks

The Hawks have had their fair share of struggles this season, including a three- and a four-game
losing streak. Over the last 10, the team is 4-6 (4-6 ATS). St. Joseph’s has really struggled on the
road this season with a mark of 1-8 (2-7 ATS).

Team totals have been Over for two of the last three and stand at 11-14 for the year. Charlie Brown Jr
is the team’s biggest threat. He’s averaging 19.9 ppg and 5.6 boards. The team’s second leading
scorer, Lamarr Kimble, is out indefinitely with a hand injury. Jared Bynum is next up with 11.5 ppg.

Davidson Wildcats

The Wildcats are a perfect 11-0 (7-3 ATS) at home this season. Over their last 10 contests, the team
is 8-2 (7-3 ATS). Season highlights for Davidson include a pair of five-game winning streaks. The
team has won six of its last seven games.

The Under has been the correct call in two of the team’s last three games. Totals stand at 9-13-1 on
the year. Kellan Grady is the team’s top option with averages of 172 ppg and 4.3 rpg. Jon Axel
Gudmundsson is next up. He’s averaging 16.3 ppg, 6.9 boards, and 4.3 dimes.

Saint Joseph’s vs. Davidson Prediction

These two teams last hooked up in January, with St. Joseph’s picking up a 1-point home win.
Davidson is 3-2 over the last five meetings of these two programs. The Hawks victory from earlier
this season is a positive sign, but they enter tonight’s game as 10-point road underdogs.

The team has lost three of its last five games by double digits. They have been atrocious on the road
this season and will be without their number two option on offense. Davidson is one of the top teams
in the conference and playing well. We like them to cruise to a home win and cover.

Saint Joseph’s Hawks vs. Davidson Wildcats Pick: Davidson Wildcats -10 (-110)

Christopher Feery

    A freelance writer by trade and lifelong sports fan, Chris got off the fence and entered the world of sports betting content when his home state of New Jersey finally legalized wagering in the summer of 2018. This quickly became his full-time focus, and he absolutely loves sharing information with loyal readers and subscribers. He subscribes to the theory that numbers don't lie, but he also knows they don't always tell the whole story. Chris likes to keep it simple to avoid paralysis by analysis, but he's not shy about digging deep to find the answers he seeks. A two-time nominee and one-time winner of Fantasy Sports Writers Association year-end awards for football content, Chris will gladly discuss fantasy pigskin all year long, as well as anything else to do with the NFL or CFB. While football tops his list, he also has quite the affinity for other fields of play, priding himself on delivering exceptional content with actionable information that provides positive results.

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