After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Saint Joseph's looks much better today on their home court. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Sacred Heart 34-22.
If Saint Joseph's keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 4-2 in no time. On the other hand, Sacred Heart will have to make due with a 4-3 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
Sacred Heart Pioneers @ Saint Joseph's Hawks
Current Records: Sacred Heart 4-2, Saint Joseph's 3-2
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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- Ticket Cost: $20.40
What to Know
The Sacred Heart Pioneers will head out on the road to face off against the Saint Joseph's Hawks at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. Keep an eye on the score for this one: both teams posted some lofty point totals in their previous games.
Winning is just a little bit easier when your three-point shooting is a whole 21.2% better than the opposition, a fact Sacred Heart proved on Tuesday. They walked away with a 89-75 win over the Bearcats. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Sacred Heart.
Meanwhile, the Hawks came up short against the Wildcats on Monday and fell 96-88. Saint Joseph's has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.
The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Erik Reynolds II, who scored 28 points along with 5 assists. The team also got some help courtesy of Xzayvier Brown, who scored 17 points along with 6 assists and 6 rebounds.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 4-2.
While only Sacred Heart took care of their fans the last time they played, both teams pleased bettors by covering the spread. Going forward, Saint Joseph's is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 10.5 points. Those interested in the spread don't face an easy decision since Sacred Heart is 4-1 and Saint Joseph's is 1-0.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Sacred Heart have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 40.3 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Saint Joseph's struggles in that department as they've been even better at 41.2 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
Saint Joseph's is a big 10.5-point favorite against Sacred Heart, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hawks as a 11-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 152.5 points.
Saint Joseph's won the only game these two teams have played in the last year.
- Dec 19, 2022 - Saint Joseph's 77 vs. Sacred Heart 59
Injury Report for Saint Joseph's
- Dasear Haskins: Out for the Season (Redshirt)