UMass Minutemen St. Josephs: Preview and Prediction

A pair of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). foes at opposite ends of the standings lock up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The UMass Minutemen are on the road as they travel to face the St. Josephs Monday night. UMass Minutemen won for the second time in three games as they dimmed their last opponent 99-92 at home Tuesday night. St. Josephs had their two game win streak snapped with a 118-112 overtime home loss to their last opponent Tuesday night. The St. Josephs have a narrow 54-53 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams but the UMass Minutemen took three of the four meetings last season.
UMass Minutemen Try to Build a Little Momentum

UMass Minutemen won for the second time in three games as they pulled away late to knock off their last opponent. The victory moved the UMass Minutemen out of the basement in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). and dropped St. Josephs into it. UMass Minutemen found itself tied after three quarters but pulled away in the fourth by outscoring their last opponent 25-18 to get the win. The UMass Minutemen shot 42.7 percent from the field and hit just seven of 22 three point attempts in the game yet emerged with the win. UMass Minutemen held their last opponent to 41.1 percent overall and seven of 32 from three point range. Their best player had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the UMass Minutemen in his return to the starting lineup.

The UMass Minutemen have struggled on the offensive end of the floor this season. UMass Minutemen is 30th in the league in scoring with 96.2 points per game and 28th in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest. The UMass Minutemen are 27th with 20.4 assists a night. UMass Minutemen has been average defensively, ranking 15th by allowing 105 points per game.

St. Josephs Try to Regroup After OT Loss

St. Josephs had won two in a row but ended up on the short end of the stick as they fell in overtime to the their last opponent at home. The St. Josephs look to regroup here as they entered Thursday with a half-game lead on the their last opponent in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).. St. Josephs led by seven after the opening quarter but allowed the their last opponent at home to rally in order to force overtime. The St. Josephs were outscored 18-12 in the overtime to take the loss. St. Josephs shot just 40.7 percent from the field in the contest and was a miserable five of 29 from three point range.

The St. Josephs come into this game 9th in scoring with 107.3 points a game. St. Josephs is 19th in rebounding with 42.5 boards a night and 15th in assists by dishing out 22.6 dimes per contest. The St. Josephs are 19th in scoring defense as they allow 106.7 points per game. AThe St. Josephs are 9th in the league in field goal percentage as the team shoots 46.8 percent from the floor. St. Josephs is 29th in the league in threes with 8.1 per game and is tied for 21st in the league in three point shooting as they’ve hit 35.4 percent of their attempts from downtown.

Trends:

UMass Minutemen

4-9-1 ATS last 14 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

St. Josephs

7-3 ATS last 10 in series.

St. Josephs has won two straight and they are at home here, which works in their favor. The St. Josephs are pretty healthy and coupling that with they’re being at home, you have to give them the advantage in this contest over a reeling UMass Minutemen squad.*

*NOTE: All predictions are made well in advance of game time. Do not bet this rigistrtion for a free recorded update.

UMass Minutemen St. Josephs: Preview and Prediction

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