The Kentucky Wildcats (3-1) hit the court against the Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks (3-1) at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, November 20, 2023 on SECN.
Monday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Hawks features the Wildcats as sizable 14.5-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 153.
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Odds
Point Spread for Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA)
The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing Kentucky as the favorite.
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Kentucky has -2400 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Joseph’s (PA) is listed at +1200 to claim victory.
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Over/Under
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 153 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, November 20, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SEC Network
- Location: Lexington, Kentucky
- Arena: Rupp Arena
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Betting Trends
Kentucky’s record against the spread last season was 16-18-0. The Wildcats were the moneyline favorite 23 total times last season. They finished 14-9 in those games. Out of 34 Kentucky games last year, 21 hit the over.
Saint Joseph’s (PA) had 19 wins in 33 games against the spread last season. The Hawks won seven, or 33.3%, of the 21 games they played as underdogs last season. Of Saint Joseph’s (PA)’s 33 games last year, 15 hit the over.
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Key Players to Watch
Oscar Tshiebwe paced the Wildcats with 16.5 points per contest and 13.7 rebounds (first in the country) last year, while also putting up 1.6 assists. Cason Wallace put up a team-high 4.3 assists per game last year. He also posted 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting 44.6% from the floor and 34.6% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Jacob Toppin collected 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest last season. Defensively, he put up 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Antonio Reeves averaged 14.4 points, 1.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game last year.
Saint Joseph’s (PA)
Erik Reynolds Jr. averaged 19.6 points per contest to go with 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season. Cameron Brown pulled down 6.0 rebounds per game, while Lynn Greer III averaged 4.1 assists per contest. Reynolds Jr. knocked down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.0 per contest a season ago. Reynolds Jr. averaged 1.3 takeaways per game, while Kacper Klaczek compiled 1.0 block per contest.
What you need to know about the Kentucky Wildcats
With 74.5 points scored per game and 67.8 points allowed last season, the Wildcats were 113th in the nation offensively and 105th defensively. On the glass, Kentucky was 10th-best in the nation in rebounds (37.2 per game) last season. It was eighth-best in rebounds allowed (27.9 per game).
The Wildcats averaged 78.4 points per game when playing at home last season. In away games, they averaged 71.4 points per contest. With 6.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc last year, Kentucky was 292nd and 153rd in the country, respectively, in those categories. Kentucky was 94th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.5 per game) and 87th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.4%) last year.
What you need to know about the Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks
The Hawks ranked 160th in the country last year with 72.4 points per game. At the other end of the court, they ranked 248th with 72.4 points allowed per contest. The Hawks were 208th in the nation with 32.3 boards per game. Meanwhile, they ranked 304th with 34.3 rebounds allowed per contest.
In 2022-23, the Hawks scored 3.0 more points per game at home (75.0) than away (72.0). Saint Joseph’s (PA) ranked top-25 last season in three-point shooting, seventh-best in college basketball with 10.5 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranked 211th with a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Hawks ceded 8.4 three-pointers per game (321st-ranked in college basketball). They allowed opponents to shoot 34.1% (203rd-ranked) from downtown.
Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Kentucky, and we project that Saint Joseph’s (PA) will cover the spread (Kentucky -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 153 points.
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