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10* CBB UPSET SHOCKER BEST OF THE BEST > > 3-0 (100%) RUN w/ 10* CBB!

10* CBB UPSET SHOCKER BEST OF THE BEST > > 3-0 (100%) RUN w/ 10* CBB!

Saint Joseph's vs. Richmond, 01/02/2020 19:00 EDT, Score: 52 - 84

Point Spread: +13½/-110 Saint Joseph's

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

The set-up: I'm not calling for an outright upset here. The 3-9 St. Joe's Hawks though won't be lacking for motivation today as they try to pull off the upset vs. the 10-3 Spiders. Richmond's early record has much to do with strength of schedule. The same can also be said of the Hawks. The Spiders though enter having lost two straight, falling 90-78 to Alabama and then getting crushed at home by Radford 73-58. St. Joes on the other hand comes in off a momentum building 84-69 victory over William and Mary. The Spiders average 76.3 PPG and the Hawks average 71.6.

The pick: I think it sets up well for the hungry Hawks to keep this one close from a situational stand point, but also note that the Hawks have responded well in this spot from an ATS angle as well, going 6-1 ATS in their last seven as a dog. The Spiders on the other hand are a poor 6-10 ATS in their last 16 after a loss by ten points or more. I look for the Hawks to build off their latest performance and to keep this one much more competitive than what this spread would suggest.


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