Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 15 seed Loyola Chicago Ramblers (10-20, 4-14 A-10) are 1-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 10 seed Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks (14-16, 8-10 A-10) in the A-10 Tournament Tuesday at Barclays Center, starting at 2:00 PM on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 144 points.
Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Odds
- Loyola Chicago odds to win: -124
- Saint Joseph’s (PA) odds to win: +104
- Spread: Loyola Chicago (-1)
- Total: 144
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA)?
Loyola Chicago and Saint Joseph’s (PA) Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Loyola Chicago is 2-10 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) has a 9-8-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this season.
The Ramblers and the Hawks combine to average 4.1 fewer points per game than the over/under of 144 set for this matchup.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 145.4 points per game, 1.4 more than the point total in this game.
Loyola Chicago’s average point total in outings this year is 139.9, 4.1 points less than the total in this game.
The average total for Hawks games this season is 1.4 more points than the point total of 144 in this outing.
The Ramblers have a 9-21-0 record against the spread this season.
The Hawks have a 17-12-1 record against the spread this season.
Loyola Chicago Stats & Insights
Loyola Chicago is being outscored by 5.1 points per game with a -153 scoring differential overall. It puts up 67.4 points per game (291st in college basketball) and gives up 72.5 per contest (249th in college basketball).
Loyola Chicago grabs 27.8 rebounds per game (350th in college basketball) while allowing 29.3 per contest to its opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.5 boards per game.
The Ramblers connect on 7.1 three-pointers per game (212th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.1. They shoot 33.6% from deep while their opponents hit 34.4% from long range.
Loyola Chicago ranks 257th in college basketball by averaging 90.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 325th in college basketball, allowing 97.5 points per 100 possessions.
The Ramblers post 71.1 points per game in home games, compared to 65.8 points per game in road games, a difference of 5.3 points per contest.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) Stats & Insights
Saint Joseph’s (PA) has a -11 scoring differential, putting up 72.5 points per game (162nd in college basketball) and allowing 72.9 (263rd in college basketball).
Saint Joseph’s (PA) loses the rebound battle by 1.4 boards on average. It records 31.6 rebounds per game, 184th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 33.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) makes 8.7 three-pointers per game (51st in college basketball), while its opponents have made 8.6 on average.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) ranks 225th in college basketball averaging 92.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 216th, allowing 92.6 points per 100 possessions.
In 2022-23 the Hawks are scoring 3.8 more points per game at home (75.8) than away (72).
Loyola Chicago Key Players to Watch
Philip Alston leads the Ramblers in scoring and rebounding, putting up 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Braden Norris leads Loyola Chicago in assists, averaging 3.9 per game while also scoring 10.9 points per contest.
Norris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Ramblers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
The Loyola Chicago steals leader is Norris, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Alston, who compiles one block per contest.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) Key Players to Watch
Erik Reynolds II averages 19.4 points per game to be the top scorer for the Hawks.
Saint Joseph’s (PA)’s leader in rebounds is Cameron Brown with 5.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Lynn Greer III with four per game.
Reynolds makes three three-pointers per game, the most on the Hawks.
Saint Joseph’s (PA)’s leader in steals is Reynolds (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Kacper Klaczek (0.9 per game).
Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Saint Joseph’s (PA) (+1)
- Pick OU:
Saint Joseph’s (PA) 74, Loyola Chicago 69
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