Loyola Chicago vs Saint Joseph’s (PA) Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 15 seed Loyola Chicago Ramblers (10-20, 4-14 A-10) take on the No. 10 seed Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks (14-16, 8-10 A-10) in the A-10 Tournament Tuesday at Barclays Center, beginning at 2:00 PM. Both teams will look to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The Ramblers match up against the Hawks in a game that Loyola Chicago is currently a slim favorite by 1 points. The matchup’s point total is 144.

Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Odds

Point Spread for Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA)

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing Loyola Chicago as the favorite.

Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Loyola Chicago has -124 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Joseph’s (PA) is listed at +104 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 144 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Betting Trends

Loyola Chicago is 9-21-0 against the spread this season. The Ramblers have come away with four wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Loyola Chicago’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 56.7% of the time (17 out of 30 games with a set point total).

Saint Joseph’s (PA) is 17-12-1 against the spread this year. The Hawks have gone 5-13 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 27.8% of those games). Saint Joseph’s (PA)’s games this season have gone over the point total 15 times in 30 opportunities (50%).

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Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Key Players to Watch

Loyola Chicago

Philip Alston leads the Ramblers with 14.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds, while also posting 1 assists. Braden Norris paces the Ramblers at 3.9 assists per game, while also averaging 2.6 rebounds and 10.9 points. Ben Schwieger posts 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Tom Welch posts 7.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 66.2% from the field.

Saint Joseph’s (PA)

Erik Reynolds II is putting up team highs in points (19.4 per game) and assists (2.4). And he is contributing 3.1 rebounds, making 43.4% of his shots from the field and 38.8% from beyond the arc, with 3 triples per contest. Cameron Brown is averaging a team-leading 5.9 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 13.4 points and 1.7 assists, making 40.5% of his shots from the floor and 35.9% from 3-point range, with 2.5 treys per game. Lynn Greer III is putting up a team-leading 4 assists per game. And he is contributing 12.2 points and 5 rebounds, making 41% of his shots from the floor. Kacper Klaczek is averaging 8.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, making 45.5% of his shots from the field and 32.1% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the Loyola Chicago Ramblers

So far this season, 11 out of Loyola Chicago’s 18 A-10 games have gone over the point total. This year, the Ramblers are posting 67.4 points per game (291st-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 72.5 points per contest (249th-ranked). Loyola Chicago is averaging only 27.8 rebounds per game (ninth-worst in college basketball), and it is allowing 29.3 boards per contest (77th-ranked).

Loyola Chicago is draining 7.1 treys per game (212th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 33.6% three-point percentage (217th-ranked). The Ramblers are ceding 7.1 three-pointers per game (164th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 34.4% three-point percentage (215th-ranked).

The Ramblers have gone 3-7 in their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Seven of Loyola Chicago’s last 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Loyola Chicago has been scoring 68.9 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 67.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Loyola Chicago has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 73.4 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 72.5 it has conceded this year.

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What you need to know about the Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks

Saint Joseph’s (PA) has covered 11 times in 18 games with a spread in conference action this season. The Hawks put up 72.5 points per game and allow 72.9, ranking them 162nd in the nation offensively and 263rd defensively. Saint Joseph’s (PA) is 184th in the country in rebounds per game (31.6) and 301st in rebounds conceded (33).

At 8.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.2% from downtown, Saint Joseph’s (PA) is 51st and 238th in the country, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Hawks are 327th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.6 per game) and 258th in defensive 3-point percentage (35%).

The Hawks have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Saint Joseph’s (PA) has hit the over six times. While Saint Joseph’s (PA) is putting up 72.5 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its previous 10 games, tallying 73.1 a contest. The Hawks are ceding 73.5 points per contest over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 72.9 points allowed.

Loyola Chicago vs. Saint Joseph’s (PA) Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Saint Joseph’s (PA), and we expect that Saint Joseph’s (PA) will cover the spread (Loyola Chicago -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 144 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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